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Electric vs. Gas: Which Is the Right Water Heater for Your Dallas Home?

Breckenridge Heating Tune-UpsWhether you are building a new home or remodeling your current one, inevitably you will have to consider what to do about your plumbing situation. And that means you might find yourself asking yourself a very important question: What kind of water heater is best for you?

For that, you have two major decisions to make: electric or gas. Both kinds of water heaters offer their own compelling draws — and drawBACKS. And knowing those draws and drawbacks is important for picking the best water heater for your needs.

Do you know the major pros and cons inherent in electric and gas water heaters? If you don’t, you’d best to learn. And you can learn everything you need to know about the differences between these kinds of water heaters by reading on:


Pros —

  • Does not pose the risk of gas leaks
  • Is more convenient to use than a gas water heater
  • Conserves more water than a gas water heater does

Cons —

  • Is more expensive to operate in the long run when compared to gas
  • When power is out, can’t produce hot water
  • Takes much longer to recover hot water than gas does


Pros —

  • Recovers much faster than electric water heaters can
  • Can still produce hot water when the electricity is out
  • Won’t increase your electric bills as greatly as electric heaters will

Cons —

  • Can be very expensive to install
  • Has a generally shorter lifespan than electric water heaters
  • Might require some special accommodations to install

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