Gas vs Electric Water Heater... Which is Right for You?

Deciding between a gas or electric water heater? We'll simplify the pros and cons to help you make an easy choice.

Gas Water
Heaters
  1. Operating Cost: Gas water heaters have a lower operating cost than that of electric water heaters which provides a significant advantage.
  2. Quick Recovery: Gas water heaters heat water faster, allowing for a quicker recovery rate. This means you can enjoy hot water even during periods of high demand.
  3. Environmental Impact: Gas water heaters produce greenhouse gas emissions. However, modern models are more eco-friendly than older units and have reduced emissions.
Electric Water
Heaters
  1. Upfront Cost: Electric water heaters are generally more affordable upfront, making them an attractive option for those on a budget.
  2. Lower Maintenance Costs: Electric water heaters generally require less maintenance. They also pose fewer safety risks since there's no open flame or combustion issues
Making Your Decision
  1. Consider Energy Costs: Gas water heaters are more cost-effective than electric ones for a typical family of 2.4, according to Manitoba Hydro's cost comparison. VISIT MB HYDRO TO LEARN MORE
  2. Assessing Your Home: Due to recent code changes, you may be faced with additional costs to bring your installation up to code. Our service technician will explain your options inorder for you to make an informed decision.VISIT MB HYDRO TO LEARN MORE
  3. Hot Water Needs: Evaluate your household's hot water demands. Gas heaters are often preferred for larger households with high hot water usage, while electric heaters may be suitable for smaller households.
  4. Environmental Concerns: If environmental impact is a priority for you, research the emissions and efficiency ratings of both gas and electric water heaters to make a more eco-friendly choice.

In the end, the decision between a gas and electric water heater comes down to your specific needs, budget, and priorities. Both options have their strengths, and the right choice for one household may not be the same for another.

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