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Buying a water heater used to be a fairly simple process. Gas or electric. Bigger, smaller, or the same size storage tank you have now. Find a good value, a reputable contractor to install it…and let the hot water begin to flow.
Not that it’s become rocket science, but you do have many more choices than you did even a few years ago.
These are your primary options if you’re considering buying a new or replacement unit:
Gas & Electric Storage Tank Models
Gas water heaters use natural gas to heat water. A chamber filled with water is heated by burning the gas, much like a pot on the stove. Gas costs less to heat water than oil, and heats the water twice as fast as an electric unit.
Electric water heaters use an electric coil to change electric energy into heat energy. With an electric unit, you need a larger tank than gas units require to compensate for the slower recovery time of heated water. Gas units typically provide 40 gallons of water, while electric units provide 20 gallons per hour.
Advantages of Natural Gas
- Quick recovery. Gas water heaters recover twice as fast as electric units.
- Lower operating costs. Typically costs less to operate than an electric storage tank model.
- Safety. Natural gas water heaters have an excellent safety record, especially when properly maintained.
- Minimal environmental impact. Of all the fossil fuels, gas burns the most efficiently.
Advantages of Electric
- Lower initial purchase cost. Electric water heaters cost up to $700 less to purchase.
- Lower installation cost.
- Longer lifespan. Natural gas water heaters have built-in corrosive elements that typically shorten their lifespan when compared to electric water heaters.
- No greenhouse emissions. Electrical water heaters are more environmentally friendly than gas.
- Greater accessibility. Electric water heaters can be installed in any with home electricity. Natural gas, on the other hand, in not readily available in all residential areas, if available at all.
Gas Tankless Water Heaters in Providence
Just like a conventional storage water heater, a tankless (instant or demand) unit supplies hot water to your home.
But that’s pretty much where the similarities end, because with a tankless water heater, you also get:
- Hot water on demand
- All the hot water you need
- No storage tank which, among other things, gives you more storage space.
- No wasted energy – Storage tank models require a constant flow of energy to maintain the pre-set water temperature…no need to do that with a tankless model.
For an average-sized family, a tankless model can reduce energy use by nearly one-third. Larger families with greater hot water needs can install more than one instant water heater, each unit dedicated to a major hot-water appliance such as a dishwasher or clothes washing machine. In homes with more than one tankless water heater, energy savings can reach as high as 50%!
Water Heater Installations & Repairs
If you’re thinking about replacing your existing water heater or supplementing your current hot water supply with a back-up unit, Almeida Plumbing, Heating & Air can guide you through the process with expert, unbiased advice. That’s because we work for you, and no one else.
We also provide ongoing maintenance service and expert repairs for all makes and models, day and night. So if it has anything to do with your family’s supply of hot water, it has to do with Almeida. Contact us today for service or a FREE quote on a new water heating system.