Gas and Electric Heaters – Which Option is Best For Your Family Home?
Are you looking to replace or purchase a new water heater but baffled as to which option is best for you and you and your family? Because both options offer such great overall benefits, choosing between gas and electric heating can be quite difficult. Here are some things to consider before making your decision.
Short and Long Term Cost
One of the biggest factors to consider when choosing between gas and electric is the expense. While both options are inexpensive to purchase initially, electric heaters don’t require the piping needed by gas heaters, making them less expensive to install. In addition, because electric heater components are not exposed to direct heat, they are more likely to last past their life expectancy. As far as long-term expenses are concerned, individuals who choose gas heating over electric can expect lower monthly costs.
More to Consider
If safety is a concern for you and your family, an electric heater might me a great option due to the simple fact that there is no risk for gas leaks. Additionally, in contrast to the bulkiness of gas heaters which require quite a bit of plumbing to function, electric heaters are generally taller than they are wide, making them a great option if space is an issue. Gas heaters, on the other hand, have a high first hour rating (FHR), allowing you to get hot water when you need it. A high FHR is essential in making sure no one is stuck having a cold shower during chaotic mornings.
Still not sure as to which decision is right for you and your family? Call Rodger’s Plumbing at (972) 931-1021 today!