Water Heater Basics

Tank Water Heaters provide a large volume of dependable, low-cost hot water. The most common way to heat water in the United States can be with fuel sources such as propane, natural gas or electricity. We can also help setting up your low-cost energy plans to suit your energy needs but that’s a different topic altogether.

Residential tank water heaters typically store between 20 and 80 gallons of hot water hot throughout, usually at the factory setting of 120°F. The temperature can be adjusted up or down by a control on the unit. Tank water heaters are typically located in the garage, basement or attic.

All water heaters convert energy to heat, and then transfer that heat to water. They are connected to a cold water supply pipe and have at least one pipe for outgoing hot water that directs the heated water to taps and appliances throughout the house.

Contact Our Team
Shipley Energy

Request A Quote on Water Heater Installation

 

Our team is here to guide you! Request a quote, we’ll get in touch, you’ll have hot water in no time!



Shipley Energy

Voted 2020 Best of York Home Heating /AC

We’re thrilled to have been voted Best of York for Home Heating/AC company in York County (5 years running)! We appreciate every one of our customers and strive to make our customer service and technician care #1 for you.

Shipley Energy

Voted 2020 Best of York Home Heating /AC

We’re thrilled to have been voted Best of York for Home Heating/AC company in York County (5 years running)! We appreciate every one of our customers and strive to make our customer service and technician care #1 for you.

What Happens When You Neglect Your Water Heater?

Unlike some systems in the home, when a water heater goes south on you, it doesn’t always just stop working. In certain circumstances, you can find yourself standing in 40 gallons or more of hot, scalding water. Worse yet, you risk explosions, fires, or the release of deadly carbon monoxide gas into your home. As a result, we recommend an annual inspection and regular maintenance to avoid any issues.

When Is It Time to Replace a Residential Water Heater?

The best time to replace a water heater is before you end up experiencing any of the unpleasant scenarios mentioned above. Like most types of mechanical equipment, water heaters exhibit certain warning signs of potentially serious issues.

If your hot water appears rusty or discolored, it could indicate that the interior of your water heater is rusting away. Loud, rumbling sounds emanating from your water heater generally means that a hard layer of sediment has accumulated at the bottom of your unit — and that the end of its life is near.

Small water leaks are often signs of a fatal tank fracture. And if your water heater is at least 10 years old, it’s probably living on borrowed time.

Shipley Energy Can Perform an Expert Hot Water Heater Installation

If you notice any of these early warning signals of a water heater failure, contact the home energy experts at Shipley Energy right away. We’ll dispatch one of our capable, experienced technicians to conduct a comprehensive water heater inspection. If a replacement is your best course of action, we’ll recommend the best unit for the job.

We offer a large selection of high-quality models from leading manufacturers, including a wide assortment of high-efficiency propane and natural gas water heaters.

We provide fast, efficient propane, and natural gas water heater installation services, and we also install electric-powered units. Our techs have the experience and training to handle even the most challenging residential water heater installation projects with ease.

Lifetime Protection Plan

With a Shipley Energy Protection Plan, 24/7 repair services are just a phone call away. Our protection plans also include free tune-ups and inspections and a discount on parts and labor.

Testimonials

Mark R.

Shout out to Service Tech Dave from York for his service call on Friday. After two previous techs were unable to fix our furnace, he spent 5 hours tracking down the problem. Extremely professional and friendly we were thrilled with his help.

Mark R.
Tracy K.

I just wanted to Thank John who had to come out twice after hours for 2 problems with my furnace. He had the problems fixed in no time and was a pleasure! Great asset to the company!

Tracy K.
Debra G.

Lost our heat late Saturday afternoon-Derek called to say he’d be here by 6. He actually arrived and finished before that. He was very pleasant about having to travel to Lebanon on a Saturday evening. He explained what the problem was and how he solved it. He made s...

Read more

Lost our heat late Saturday afternoon-Derek called to say he’d be here by 6. He actually arrived and finished before that. He was very pleasant about having to travel to Lebanon on a Saturday evening. He explained what the problem was and how he solved it. He made sure the furnace was functioning properly and that we had hot water before he left. Great job done in a pleasant manner!! Thank you!

Read less
Debra G.
Ann C.

My service was outstanding.  Of course, I would expect nothing less from wonderful service techs.  The ones who did the installation of my water heater, furnace, air conditioning and iwave were very knowledgeable and professional.

Ann C.
Kathy S.

Having not used my furnace yet this season, I turned the heat on Sunday evening. The furnace kicked on, but emitted only cold air. Following my call, a technician arrived within the hour & I had heat in less than 30 minutes!

Kathy S.
Chris H.

I've been an oil customer of Shipley for years. This morning, I woke up to no hot water. Ran to work, took care of a few things and came home. Used the chat feature to request a service tech to come out. Super easy, and super quick to make a request for service. Tech ...

Read more

I've been an oil customer of Shipley for years. This morning, I woke up to no hot water. Ran to work, took care of a few things and came home. Used the chat feature to request a service tech to come out. Super easy, and super quick to make a request for service. Tech called me a few minutes later saying he was on the way. He arrived, fixed the problem - explained what had happened and was gone all within an hour of me making the online request. Amazing.   Shipley - Wes was my technician today; and he is a very valuable member of your team. He represented your company very well. I could not be happier with his service.

Read less
Chris H.
Mike T.

Nothing is worse than going down in the basement to find your water heater burst and you have water all over your floor.  What a mess.  My family and I are thankful Shipley Energy was able to replace it so quickly.  They even offered to come out on a Sunday to fix it!

Mike T.
Madison H.

Having a newborn baby and a child with asthma in the midst of global pandemic, I was constantly worried about germs and viruses. Thank you Shipley Energy for installing the iWave – it was a game changer for my family’s health and safety.

Madison H.
Contact Shipley Energy for All Your Residential Water Heater Needs

Contact Shipley Energy for All Your Residential Water Heater Needs

Shipley Energy has been providing reliable home energy solutions for more than 90 years. Contact us for more information about our residential water heater installation services today!

Learn about our equipment & install services
Learn More
Talk with an expert to find the best solution
Contact Us