How To Choose Between Gas and Electric Water Heaters in Sacramento, Ca

Gas vs Electric Water Heaters

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ELECTRIC VS. GAS WATER HEATERS:

 

Why should I even consider changing from one type of water heater to another type?

Has this ever happened to you? you are in the shower with shampoo still in your hair, and it just happens to be winter and suddenly your hot shower turns cold, ice cold, you’ve run out of hot water? You have to get that shampoo out of your hair… well… you know the rest of that story.

 

Now It’s time to consider replacing your water heater, but which is better gas or electric? with those options at mind you might want to consider what type of water heater do you currently have, this is important to know so you can factor this into your choices. Going back with what type of water heater you currently have would be the lowest cost, here are some things to consider.

  • What is your existing water heater, gas or electric?

  • How many gallons is your tank-type water heater?

  • How many people are in your family?

  • Do you plan on growing your family?

  • How long are you going to live in this home?

  • What is your budget?

Whatever your existing water heater type is you can change from gas to electric, however, if you have an electric type and want to change to a gas type, you first must have gas supplied to your home from your utility provider, whatever the case may be, not to worry, today we have new technology which includes greater choices then ever before in history.

Below you will see cost and comparisons, upgrade to an electric heat-pump tank-type water heater makes sense considering the amount of savings, for more information on Heat Pump Facts click on the highlighted link.

WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?

 

Here is some cost to consider.

  • 50-gallon gas tank-type to modern gas tank-type water heater replacement with permit, tax, with average water conditions and based on 4-people usage, average life span is 12-years, 10% energy savings, approximate cost is $1700 - $2100

 

  • 50-gallon electric tank-type to modern electric tank-type water heater replacement with permit, tax, with average water conditions and based on 4-people usage, average life span is 12-years, 5% energy savings, approximate cost is $1500 - $1900

 

  • 50-gallon gas tank-type to modern electric tank-type water heater conversion, installing 220V electric from electric meter to location with permit, tax, with average water conditions and based on 4-people usage, average life span is 12-years, 12% energy savings, approximate cost is $2300 - $2600

 

  • 50-gallon electric tank-type to modern gas tank-type water heater conversion, installing gas piping from gas meter to location with permit, tax, with average water conditions and based on 4-people usage, average life span is 12-years, -12% less savings, approximate cost is $2500 $3000

 

  • 50-gallon gas tank-type to modern gas tankless water heater upgrade, gas pipe upgrade may be needed with permit, tax, with average water conditions and based on 4-people usage, average life span is 25-years, 30% energy savings, approximate cost is $3500 - $6000

  • 50-gallon electric tank-type to modern gas tankless water heater upgrade, installing gas piping from gas meter to location with permit, tax, with average water conditions and based on 4-people usage, average life span is 25-years, 42% energy savings, approximate cost is $3500 - $6000

 

  • 50-gallon gas tankless to modern gas tankless water heater upgrade, gas pipe should be adequate with permit, tax, with average water conditions and based on 4-people usage, average life span is 25-years, 15% energy savings, approximate cost is $2500 - $3800

 

  • 50-gallon electric tank-type to modern electric heat pump water heater upgrade, with permit, tax, with average water conditions and based on 4-people usage, average life span is 13-years, 50% energy savings, approximate cost is $2900 - $3200

 

  • 50-gallon gas tank-type to modern electric heat pump water heater conversion, installing 220V electric from electric meter to location with permit, tax, with average water conditions and based on 4-people usage, average life span is 13-years, 62% energy savings, approximate cost is $2900 - $4200

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