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12 BS Facts About Gas Water Heaters Everyone Thinks Are True

While gas water heaters are common in homes in Medfield, Ashland and throughout Massachusetts, many local residents carry misconceptions about them. These misconceptions may inspire some homeowners to make an upgrade well before it is needed or to switch to a different fuel source without knowing all of the facts. Replacing your water heater is a significant and costly undertaking, and you need all of the facts about gas models before you finalize your plans. Take a closer look at these unfounded myths before you decide to schedule new water heater installation for your home.

12 BS Facts About Gas Water Heaters

The BS facts about gas water heaters:

1. Controlling Water Temperature Is Difficult

If you think that controlling water temperature is more difficult with a gas heater than it is with an electric water heater, you may want to think again. The temperature of modern water heaters is controlled by a thermostat. Regardless of your water heater's energy source, you will have complete control over the temperature. Overheating and potential injuries related to scalding can easily be prevented by adjusting the thermostat.

2. Hot Water Supply Is Problematic

Hot Water Supply Is Problematic
Believe us... there is plenty of water supply

On a chilly Massachusetts morning, the last thing that you want is to step into a cold shower or to wait long minutes for the water to warm up. A common assumption is that the hot water supply with gas as a heat source is less reliable. There is even a concern that you may run out of hot water. Both tank and tankless water heaters that use gas can provide a reliable source of hot water. The issue of no hot water if you live in a high-demand household is resolved through the installation of a tankless water heater or through the installation of a water heater with a larger tank. A major benefit of a gas water heater is that you can draw hot water during a power outage.

3. Access to Hot Water Is Slow