Plentiful, reliable hot water is a wonderful thing, but deciding which system to install to accomplish it can be painful! If you are thinking of replacing your hot water service, one of the first decisions you need to make is whether to purchase a gas or electric system. It’s difficult to find reliable, unbiased advice on this, so here are three things you should consider.
Generally speaking, electric hot water systems are cheaper to purchase and install, but more expensive to run, while gas hot water systems cost more initially but their operating costs are lower. This means that, after a year or two, a good-quality gas hot water service will be saving money compared to an equivalent electric system purchased at the same time. On the other hand, maintenance and repair costs can be lower for electrical units, as parts are readily available and there are plenty of experienced technicians who can do the necessary work.
Overall, electric hot water systems are very safe, and need relatively little maintenance to keep them this way. Gas systems, on the other hand, require regular maintenance to keep them running smoothly and to prevent gas leaks from occurring. The possibility of running into issues with leaking gas is definitely a safety concern for some people, and if this is something that worries you, an electric system is worth considering. However, do remember that a well-maintained gas hot water service is very unlikely to cause problems.
If you are concerned about the environmental impact of meeting your family’s hot water needs, you should seriously consider purchasing a gas system with a high energy star rating. This is a more environmentally-friendly choice than installing an electric system, and leads to lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Ready to make a decision?
Regardless of whether you choose a gas or electric hot water system, PNG Solutions can help. Our hot water specialists can assist you to select the system that is best for your family, and we can arrange for the installation and maintenance of both gas and electric units. You can rest assured that we will give you unbiased advice and that our focus is on finding the solution which is best for you.