Hot water heaters are an important asset to any home. The quality and type of water heater can greatly impact a homeowner’s budget. Natural gas water heaters provide benefits that range from environmental concerns to lowering utility bills.
The initial installation of a natural gas hot water heater can be expensive but many energy companies offer rebates that can offset this cost. Some rebates can be found at local utility companies or some may be available online. Certain water heaters that use natural gas are tankless which eliminates the demand to heat a stored amount of water and instead heats just the water that is needed. This helps keep the cost of heating lower and prevents the problem of running out of hot water. Even gas water heaters that use tanks tend to be easier on the utility bill since natural gas is usually cheaper than electricity.
Natural gas water heaters also provide other practical perks. A tankless water heater option can save space and since water is being heated as needed, can help keep the water cleaner. Natural gas setups that include tanks also have a faster recovery time than conventional electric water heaters. In times where power is cutoff to a home a natural gas water heater can still provide hot water uninterrupted.
For the eco conscious, using natural gas for a water heater provides more efficiency and a cleaner burn than electric water heaters. They release significantly less harmful emissions such as carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide, and help lower a homeowner’s carbon footprint.
In many ways water heaters using natural gas are preferable to older electric driven water heaters. They are cost effective, cleaner, and more efficient. Any homeowner thinking of replacing their existing water heater should research and consider their options carefully. Finding the right fit for the home can mean a huge difference in a family’s budget.
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Gas water heaters are good for the environment, and they help the home owner save money. This type of water heater is 80 percent more efficient, and the recovery rate is 82 percent. The saving are possible due to the lack of water. There is no tank, so there is no water that needs to be warmed or reheated. Different brands will produce different results, so research before you buy. All brands; however, will reduce your carbon footprint. The unit does not waste energy. The device only gives hot water when it is needed.
Water provided by a gas water heater is cleaner than water from regular water heaters. Over the years, mineral deposits build up in a regular heater, and the unit will get rusty. The water in the rusty unit is a big issue because the water is used for bathing and cooking. Older homes with worn out pipes could also contain lead.
Tankless water heaters are better because the water heats as it flows through the pipes. Short hot showers followed by a burst of cold water is not possible. This happens when a regular water heater does not have time to heat the water. Tankless water heaters always provide fresh, clean, hot water to home.
Tank less gas heaters can be installed in various areas of the home. Regular hot water heaters must go in a closet. The gas unit is compact, light, and blends with the home design. The unit can also be installed on the wall, and there are no walking risks because the device is slim.
Gas water heaters last longer than regular water heaters. A typical water heater gives the home owner at least 12 years of use. A gas heater gets 20 years of use. The unit lasts longer because there is no tank and no scale build up. The units need less maintenance than standard units. Buying a tank less unit helps the environment. Landfills are filled will old water heater units. Home owners that use tank less units help the environment because their units do not go to landfills until 20 years later.
Thinking about replacing your old water heater with a new gas model? Call your Vernon gas water heater specialists now at (860) 896-3342 and schedule an appointment today!