Installing a Water Heater: Why Choose Electric Over Gas

You don’t give much thought to your water heater, that is until one day you step into the shower and the water runs cold. Suddenly you have a few choices to make, the main one being do I choose a gas or electric water heater? Here is some handy info about electric water heaters, from our electricians to you.

The advantage of an electric water heater over a gas one is that it can be timed to save power. Instead of keeping the water heating all day, you can set a timer, so you can have hot water when you need it and you’re only really paying for the hot water you’re using.

Electric water heaters cost less than their gas counterparts, not just to buy but to install with a n electrician. The installation of a gas water heater is a little more complex and can leave several holes in your home, plus gas heaters also take up a lot more space due to their ventilation needs.

Whilst you can get an electric shock from a faulty electric water heater, that pales in comparison to a gas water heater that has the potential to explode. That being said, both gas and electric water tanks are very safe, and it is most uncommon for any shocks and explosions to happen to a well-maintained unit.

Electric water heaters tend to have a longer lifespan, so you don’t have to replace it as often.

Worried about your carbon footprint? Electric water heaters use less energy and are more environmentally friendly.
Both gas and electric water heaters have their merits, but electric water heaters seem to provide the best solution for someone that wants minimal hassle and upfront cost. Call our friendly team of electricians at Tedford Air & Electrical, we can advise you on the best solution for your Gold Coast, Brisbane or Northern NSW home.

Meta – Both gas & electric water heaters have their merits, but electric water heaters seem to provide the best solution for someone that wants minimal hassle and upfront cost. Call our friendly team of electricians at Tedford Air & Electrical for advice on the best solution for your Gold Coast, Brisbane or Northern NSW home.