Standard Water Heater Experts in Knoxville, TN and the Surrounding Areas

Standard water heaters, commonly known as tank-type heaters, are available in two primary types: gas and electric. Both types are designed to store and heat a large volume of water in an insulated tank, ensuring a ready supply when needed.

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Diverse Options for Every Home

Gas Water Heaters: These heaters use natural gas or propane to heat the water. They are preferred for their fast heating capabilities and cost-effectiveness in regions where gas is cheaper than electricity. Gas heaters require venting to the outdoors but are generally more energy-efficient than their electric counterparts.

Electric Water Heaters: These are powered by electricity and are a popular choice in areas where natural gas is not readily available. Electric water heaters are typically easier to install, requiring no venting system. They are known for their safety, consistency, and quiet operation. However, they may have higher operating costs depending on local electricity prices.

Both types come in various sizes to suit different household needs. Choosing the right one depends on factors like your home’s size, the number of occupants, and your typical hot water usage. Our team at Hard Knox Plumbing can help you select the most suitable water heater that aligns with your specific requirements and preferences.

Benefits of Standard Water Heaters


Standard water heaters are often more affordable to purchase and install compared to other types, making them a cost-effective choice for many households. Their straightforward design and widespread availability also contribute to lower upfront costs.

Simplicity and Reliability

These heaters are known for their simplicity and reliability. They provide a consistent supply of hot water without the complexities of more advanced systems. This straightforward operation makes them a dependable choice for daily hot water needs.


A wide variety of models and sizes are available, making it easy to find a water heater that fits your home’s specific requirements. Whether you need a small unit for a compact space or a large capacity model for a busy family home, there’s a standard water heater to suit.

Considerations Before Installation

Standard Water Heater

Assessing Home Size and Needs

Before installing a standard water heater, consider the size of your home and your hot water usage. The capacity of the water heater should match your daily needs to ensure an uninterrupted supply.

Space Requirements

Standard water heaters require sufficient space for installation and operation. Ensure you have an appropriate area, typically a basement or utility room, with enough clearance for safe installation and maintenance.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is an important consideration. Modern standard water heaters are more efficient than older models, but still, lag behind tankless options. Understanding the energy ratings can help you choose a more efficient model.

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Our Installation Process

Home Assessment and Unit Selection

We start with a thorough assessment of your home to determine the best water heater for your needs. We consider factors like size, energy efficiency, and fuel type to recommend the most suitable unit.

Safe and Compliant Installation

Our experienced technicians ensure a safe and compliant installation process. We adhere to all local codes and standards, ensuring your new water heater is installed safely and effectively.

Post-Installation Testing and Guidance

After installation, we conduct thorough testing to ensure everything is working correctly. We also provide guidance on how to use and maintain your new water heater for optimal performance and longevity.

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Maintenance and Repairs

Importance of Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance is vital for the longevity and efficiency of tankless water heaters. It helps prevent common issues like mineral buildup and ensures the unit operates at peak performance.

Services Offered

We offer comprehensive maintenance and repair services for all models of tankless water heaters. Our services include routine cleaning, safety checks, and repairs as needed. Regular maintenance by our professionals can significantly extend the life of your unit.

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Simple steps like adjusting the temperature, checking for leaks, and insulating the tank can improve efficiency and extend the life of your water heater.

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Common problems with standard water heaters include lack of hot water, leaks, and noisy operation. Being able to identify these issues early can prevent more significant problems.
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Some issues can be resolved with basic troubleshooting, like checking the pilot light on gas heaters or resetting the circuit breaker on electric models.
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For more complex issues like leaks or persistent malfunctions, it’s important to call a professional. Attempting complex repairs on your own can be dangerous and may cause further damage.

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