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The Pros and Cons of Electric Water Heaters

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If you’re looking for a new water heater, then it’s important to consider all your options. If you’re considering everything that’s available to you, then you’ve definitely considered tank versus tankless and electric versus gas water heaters. Choosing a tank or tankless model is one big decision. Once you decide, it’s onto the question of power. If you’re wondering if you should choose an electric model, we’re here to help you come to an answer today.

We’re proud to be a team so many people turn to. We don’t take the responsibility of performing great water heater services lightly. It’s why we make sure that we can say our entire team is made of experts concerning Sugarland electric water heaters. Let’s get into everything you need to know below…

The Pros

Let’s start off with the positives when it comes to getting an electric water heater.

Seamless Installation

Having a professional install your electric water heater is typically much simpler than the installation of a natural gas water heater. This is because an electric water heater doesn’t require the same hookups or components that a natural gas water heater does. 

Environmentally Friendly

Electric water heaters are a lot easier on the environment than natural gas water heaters. If you’re trying to go green, then this might be the unit for you. They’re environmentally friendly because they’re energy-efficient and run on electricity rather than natural gas. 

Need Less Attention

You’ll still need to flush this water heater once annually if it’s a tank system, but it’s fair to say that electric water heaters typically need less attention than gas water heaters. This is because you won’t need to care for all the components that connect your water heater to the natural gas setup.

The Cons

Now, let’s get into the potential cons when it comes to getting an electric water heater. 

Slower to Heat

One setback to electric-powered water heaters is that they take longer to heat up a home’s water. Natural gas is often used because it’s such an effective method of heating. Electrical power is better for the environment, but it will take a little longer to get the job done. 

More Expensive to Operate

Electric water heaters are going to cost you more to operate when compared to their natural gas counterparts. This is because natural gas is less expensive than electricity. Again, if having an eco-friendly water heater is imperative, the cost tradeoff might be worth it. 

The Bottom Line

One thing you need to know before you go is the importance of professional service. You’re never going to get the care you need from your water heater without installation from a professional. We’re a tried and true team that has the expertise you need. If you’re looking for someone who can make the electric water heater you choose worthwhile, you’re sure to find a technician here on our team for the job. We strive to make things as easy as possible for you. Contact us today so we can start the discussion.

Contact Doug Turner Plumbing CO. when you need service for your water heater. Services you can depend on!

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