Electric Or Gas? Are Tankless Heaters Really Worth It?
Every home needs a water heater, but what type is right for your home?
Water heaters can run on electricity or natural gas, and there are pros and cons of each. Electric heaters do not rely on the combustion process as gas ones do, so there’s no chance of any safety issues as far as that goes. Additionally, if you’re going to store flammable vapors in the same area as the water heater, gas-powered heaters may pose a hazard.
Natural gas water heaters heat water much more quickly than electric heaters do, as gas-powered stoves generally do. It is also generally cheaper to use natural gas, as the price of natural gas is typically less than the price of electricity.
Nowadays, there are many people choosing to make the switch to tankless water heaters, which are mounted on your wall instead. Mounting them on the wall leads to the first advantage: they take up much less space than traditional tanks. They also use 30 to 50 percent less energy than tanks do. They provide a nearly endless supply of water, and if you have a bunch of people living under your roof, you know what running out of hot water can feel like.
The main disadvantage of a tankless heater is the upfront cost. Smaller units are available, but those often do not produce enough hot water for an entire household.
Are you looking to replace the hot water heater in your home or office building? Midway Plumbing can help you decide on the optimal system. Once we do, we can install it for you and provide aftercare support if need be. Midway Plumbing stands for clean, courteous, and honest. Call today!