Are you looking for a new water heater for your home? If so, you’ve probably already realized that you have a few different types to choose from. Today, we’ll take a moment to explain the pros and cons of the three major choices available. If you already know exactly what you want, or if you have questions, give us a call at (817) 560-4144 to get started!
Gas is renowned as an efficient and affordable energy source, and because of this, gas water heaters are some of the most commonly used water heaters in American homes. Additionally, gas water heaters can hold up to 50 gallons of hot water at once, which is convenient for large families. Furthermore, they still work, even if the power goes out.
Electric water heaters are rising in popularity die to their energy efficient. Electric water heaters are more efficient than gas, but they also have smaller tanks, and are more expensive to initially install. Unfortunately this means that if you run out of hot water, it may take longer to get more than it would take for a gas powered water heater.
Tankless water heaters are the newest option on the market. Instead of heating and then holding water until you need it, tankless water heaters heat the water as you need it. This makes it more efficient than either of the other options, and it lasts an additional 20 years. As is to be expected, it is also more expensive to install initially.