Hot Water Wars – Determining the right heater for your home!
Nothing is worse than getting home after a long day, turning on your shower and nothing but icy cold water comes out (unless you like cold showers). If you’re experiencing problems with your water heater and thinking about replacing it, the first question to consider is what type of water heater is for me – gas or electric?
Gas Water Heaters
Gas water heaters are found in most homes. Gas heaters burn natural gas to heat water and are capable of heating water faster which is often more ideal for larger families. Gas water heaters are also an inexpensive investment because they burn natural gas so it’s a very low monthly cost. Gas water heaters have a greater tank capacity up to 80 gallons of water and more. Their life expectancy is 8-12 years and the best part is gas water heaters require very minimal maintenance!
Electric Water Heaters
Electric water heaters give homeowners peace of mind when it comes to safety. While the chances of an explosion from a gas leak are very slim, being electrocuted from faulty wiring to your water tank are slim to none. Because the tank is electric, there is also no pilot light that would need relighting if the flame accidently goes out. Electric water heaters use fewer parts than gas water heaters and do not expose the parts directly to heat which means they may last past the normal life expectancy. Electric water heaters can also be less expensive to install because they do not require as many code updates such as sediments traps and venting adjustments.
Still Need Help?
If you’re still not sure which water heater would best suit your needs and your home, our experts at Rodger’s Plumbing would be happy to help you with any questions! Give us a call today at (972) 931-1021 or fill out our contact us form!