Gas vs. Electric Water Heaters

Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Property

Whether you selecting your first water heater or considering switching from one type to another, Mr. Rooter® Plumbing is here to help you make an informed plumbing decision. We know that you want your energy dollars to go as far as possible. While you may think of your home lights, the washer and dryer, the television, and even your heating / cooling system as major energy drains, your water heater is actually a major source of energy use.

In fact, your water heater accounts for as much as 25% of your monthly energy bills. That means you need to ensure you make the right choice for your home.

Should I Replace My Current Water Heater?

If you are thinking of replacing your household water heater, there are a few factors you should review. First, just like any appliance, there have likely been advancements since you last purchased your water heater. That means there may be new options for energy efficiency. Even if your water heater has a few years of functionality left, it may be worth the investment to upgrade now for long-term savings.

On average, a water heater can last between 10 and 15 years. If you are in this range, it is likely time for a replacement. Both electric and gas water heaters have improved over the years, meaning energy efficient options are available in both styles. While it’s clear you want an energy efficient model, you may still be wondering whether you should go with gas or electric.

Choosing Between Electric or Gas?

When it comes to getting a new water heater, you have two primary options: gas or electric. Regardless of your choice, you’ll need to make sure that you have a water heating system that is sustainable for your home and your household needs. Weigh the benefits of both options before making your choice!

An electric water heater may be right if you are:

  • In the process of building a brand new home / remodeling project
  • Willing to invest more money for greater efficiency (50% reduction in water heating bills)
  • Able to accommodate a condensate drain in your home

A gas water heater may be right if you are:

  • Starting a remodeling project or building a new home
  • Willing to pay slightly less and have water heater bills reduced by 30%
  • Regularly running hot water for various needs, from showers to dishwashing
  • Able to accommodate special venting and a condensate drain

Consider a whole house gas tankless water heater if you:

  • Are dealing with limited space
  • Want constant hot water available
  • Prefer an appliance with a longer lifespan
  • Are willing to pay more upfront costs for reduced water heating bills by 30%
  • Can schedule maintenance checks every several years

Mr. Rooter® Plumbing Can Help You Find the Perfect Water Heater

You shouldn’t have to feel like Goldilocks when it comes to a water heater—instead of guessing until you find just the right fit, let Mr. Rooter Plumbing help you install the perfect option right away. Back by 46+ years of plumbing and industry experience, we know the pros and cons of all types of water heaters. Our licensed experts can review your options, your preferences, and your household needs to ensure you find the best water heater for your property.

Simplify the process by contacting Mr. Rooter Plumbing today: (855) 591-0128.