Natural Gas Hot Water Heaters
Storage Water Heaters:
- Storage water heaters are the most common model used in the U.S.
- Natural gas storage water heaters offer a ready reservoir of hot water – from 20 to 80 gallons – and are an economical way to heat water. The units usually consist of a steel tank lined with glass or another anti-corrosive material and require very low maintenance.
- Because installation is relatively simple, they are a good choice for homes converting to a natural gas water heating system offering the homeowner many installation and location choices.
Tankless Water Heaters:
- Natural gas tankless water heaters heat water on demand only as you use it and operate without the need for a storage container, or tank.
- A tankless water heater only works when there is a demand for hot water. The hot water tap operates like an ignition key, triggering the burners as cold water enters the heater.
Cost Comparison Source: Operating Costs Chart
It is important to have your gas appliance installed, inspected and serviced by a licensed professional.
We recommend that you hire a knowledgeable, experienced, licensed trade professional to install your natural gas appliances. Also, remember to inquire about financing options and rebate and incentive savings on high-efficiency products.
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Please note: Washington Gas does not guarantee dealers’ and/or installers’ work and recommends that you check references.
Maryland customers seeking to qualify for available high efficiency equipment rebates must work with a participating contractor in the EmPOWER Contractor Network.
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It’s back! Now through December 31, 2023, Rinnai is offering a tankless water heater manufacturer rebate that can be combined with Washington Gas Home Energy Savings Program rebates.