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Advantages of a Gas Hot Water Heater

When it comes time to replace your existing water heater, you have several options available. For many people, the purchase of choice is a gas hot water heater. Here's a few reasons why more and more people are choosing gas units to heat the water for their homes.

Perhaps the single most common reason people opt for a gas hot water heater is the reduced cost of operation. In many parts of the country, the charges for using an electric water heater would be significantly higher than heating water with gas. Your local gas company can help you determine if this is true in your location and probably can provide you with accurate information about how much you will save over the course of a year.

A gas hot water heater come in many different sizes and shapes, which make them ideal for fitting into all sorts of nooks and crannies around your home. Whether you need to install the heater in a closet, in the basement, or under the stairs, there is a unit that is the right size for the space you have in mind.

Because a gas hot water heater comes in different sizes, you can have a take capacity that ranges anywhere from twenty gallons all the way up to sixty gallons. This ensures that there is always plenty of hot water for your family, regardless of the number of persons living under your roof.

Along with capacity, there is the fact that a gas hot water heater will heat water much faster than an electric unit. This can be a big plus if you have a large family and everyone takes a shower in the morning. Since the recovery time for heating up another round of water is less, the family can easily have showers done in plenty of time to enjoy breakfast.

The next time you need to consider replacing your existing water heater, consult your local gas company and get the details on how a gas hot water heater might be the ideal solution for you.

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