What type of hot water tank should I install?
Gas Water Heater
Gas water heaters cost more initially, but have significantly lower operating costs than their electric counterparts. While they do require regular maintenance, they do not experience scaling due to hard water like electric water heaters do.
Gas water heaters have a shorter recovery time and can deliver a higher volume of hot water. For instance, when a gas water heater runs out of hot water, you’ll only have to wait 20 mins for more. An electric water heater can take an hour. Thanks to these traits, a gas water heater is an ideal choice for larger households of 4 or more.
Installation is a bit more complicated, because it will need venting outside and a larger gas line. If you have an undeveloped basement, it is the perfect time to make the switch. If you have a developed basement, our plumbing and heating experts can assess whether venting can be achieved easily.