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Tankless Water Heaters: Gas vs. Electric






What are the key differences between gas and electric tankless water heaters?

Before installing a water heater, you may want research the average utility costs in your local area as they can vary greatly by region. This may help you save money and help you make the best decision for your home's needs. Additionally, if you are planning on installing a gas water heater but do not currently have access to gas in your home, adding a gas line can add hundreds of dollars to the cost of installation.



Tankless Gas Water Heater

The Good:

- Better equipped to handle high demand

- Lower operating cost

The Bad:

- Marginally less efficient than electric

- More expensive to install

- May require additional ventilation

- Tend to take up more space

- Installing a new gas line can be costly

- Requires more maintenance than electric

- Learn more about types of gas lines

Tankless Electric Water Heater

The Good:

- More affordable installation

- Tend to last longer than gas units

- Does not take up much space

- Relatively low maintenance

The Bad:

- May struggle to meet high demand

- Operating cost may be slightly higher



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Conventional vs. Tankless Water Heaters

How much does water heater installation cost?




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