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Electric Hot Water Heater
What Is an Electric Hot Water Heater?
Like its name suggests, an electric hot water heater runs on electricity rather than gas. This allows for a number of advantages for homeowners who are dissatisfied with the performance and expenses related to their gas hot water heaters.
Why Choose a an Electric Hot Water Heater?
Here are some of the reasons to choose an electric hot water heater rather than a gas hot water heater:
- Hot water heaters that run on electricity rather than gas need less space because the gas-powered versions have to have plenty of ventilation. As a result, they can be installed in a wider range of settings than otherwise possible, which in turn, opens up a wide range of design possibilities for homeowners who want to make their homes as suitable for their needs as possible.
- These water heaters tend to be simpler in nature. Combined with the fact that their components are exposed to less heat over the course of their use, this means that they can be expected to last longer than their gas-powered counterparts, thus providing the homeowner with maximum value of their money.
- Some homeowners prize the electric hot water heater over its gas-powered counterparts because they consider it to be safer. In part, this is because an explosion caused by a gas leak is seen as likelier than comparable incidents such as an electrocution caused by faulty wiring. However, it should also be noted that an explosion caused by a gas leak is capable of doing more damage, particularly in close spaces.
- Cost-wise, it is something of a toss-up between an electric hot water heater and a gas hot water heater. Gas tends to be cheaper on a periodic basis because it is more effective and efficient at heating, but electricity tends to be cheaper when it comes to installation because it is so much simpler. However, it is interesting to note that the cost of an electric-powered hot water heater can be lowered by installing a timer, which can be used to cut off power during peak hours and restore power during off-peak hours, thus enabling homeowners to get the best of both worlds.
With that said, it is important to remember that even the best electric hot water heater will under-perform unless homeowners can get a skilled and reliable contractor to install it for them in the right manner. As a result, interested individuals need to choose their contractor with care and consideration so that they can make the choice that is right for them.
To learn more about the electric hot water heater as well as related products and services, please contact us to speak with a member of our team.