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Tankless Water Heater Installation Options: Gas vs. Electric

Choosing the right water heater for installation in your home can be a bit tricky. If you’ve not been in the market for the water heater before, or even if it’s been a while since you invested in a new water heater, the sheer number of options available to you may throw you for a loop. Working with a trained, professional technician, such as those here at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. is the best way in which to ensure that you choose the right system for your needs. One option that suits many homeowners, and their individual homes, is the tankless water heater. We’re the pros that you can trust with your tankless water heater installation in Stanwood, and we’re happy to help you decide if this is the right system for your needs.

Of course, even if you do narrow down your options to a tankless water heater, there are still a few further considerations to make. One is figuring out what size of a system you will require to meet your hot water demands. Don’t worry, our technicians will take the guesswork out of this. You will also have to determine which type of fuel you will use, though, natural gas or electricity, when heating water. If you don’t have access to natural gas, of course, the decision is sort of made for you. Should you have both options to consider, though, you should do so carefully.

Natural gas is generally less expensive to purchase than electricity, which gives it an edge in some homeowners’ opinions. However, others may want to avoid the use of combustible gas in their homes. Both gas and electric tankless water heaters operate similarly, heating water as it passes through the system, rather than continually heating and reheating a reservoir of water. However, with electric models, electrically resistive elements are used to heat the water, after which it exits the device to be used wherever you may call for it. A computer within the system regulates the temperature to which the heating elements heat water.

With a gas tankless water heater, a flow detector senses the inflow of water, signalling the computer controlling the gas for heat. The burner is ignited, and a heat exchanger transfers heat from the combusting gas to the water. A fan keeps a forced draft in effect to optimize the combustion process and energy efficiency.

The experts at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. are happy to answer any questions that you may have. That way, you can choose your system with confidence.

To learn more about both gas and electric models, or to schedule professional tankless water heater installation services in Stanwood, give a member of our staff a call.

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