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Tank Water Heater Services in Westchester County, NY
Most homeowners in Westchester County rely on traditional tank water heaters for hot water for their showers and faucets. We take for granted that there will always be hot water in our homes, so it can catch us by surprise if trouble arises, or you need to replace a worn-out water heater with a new one.
Luckily, the professionals at Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators can help. We’ve been in business since 1939 and we’ve serviced and installed a lot of gas fired, tank type water heaters throughout the years. Contact us today for repair or installation / replacement of your water heater today!
How Gas Water Heaters Work
Your typical water heater is a large cylinder or tank. Water enters the tank through a dip tube at the top of the tank and travels to the bottom of the tank where it is heated. A gas fired water heater has a burner at the bottom to heat the water and a flue that runs through the center of the tank to release the fumes through the chimney, out of the house. Water heaters function on the premise that "hot water rises" – the hot water exiting the tank is taken from the top of the tank, going to the faucets requesting hot water. Each water heater has a thermostat, used to control the temperature of the water. In addition, other components of a water heater include the shut–off valve for controlling water going into the tank, the pressure relief valve for maintaining safe pressure in the tank and the drain valve for emptying the tank for replacement or movement to another location.
Gas fired water heaters usually cost less to run from month to month than electric models, but can cost more to install since gas lines may need to be set up. However, a huge benefit of gas water heaters is that if your home loses power, you will continue to have hot water. Talk to the pros at Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators to sort out your options!
Repairs Matter as Much as Installation
When things go wrong with your water heater, speed is of the essence (which is one of the reasons why we offer speedy service to people throughout the Westchester County area). This is because most problems with a water heater can’t wait long –– you may be without hot water for showers, cleaning, cooking and other household functions. A repair job can be as simple as cleaning off the burners or as complex as replacing the tank itself, but whatever it is, you need to trust in the skills and experience of the technician performing the operation. That’s why you should call us when your water heater needs repairs. We’ll do the job right and get your system running the way it’s supposed to!
Prevent Repairs with Timely Inspection
Tank water heaters usually do their job quietly and without fuss, which means that repair jobs can often catch you by surprise. That’s why Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators will inspect your tank water heater at no charge when we do your annual maintenance on your heating system in Westchester County, both to help improve efficiency and to catch big problems while they’re still small. Repairs may be necessary, but the sooner you catch them the better. And stopping them from happening in the first place is the best solution of all. Contact us today to find out more.