Should You Purchase An Electric Water Heater
Electric water heaters are on the rise and becoming commonplace in newer homes and businesses. Many people are choosing them because they have some great benefits but, they also have a couple drawbacks when compared to gas heaters. Whether or not you decide on buying an gas or electric water heater depends on your specific needs and preferences.
The Benefits of Electric Water Heaters
The purchasing price of electric water heaters is lower than gas water heaters. This has a lot to do with electric heaters being much easier to install. Gas water heaters need more piping and require ventilation systems when being installed that electric heaters do not need. Hot water tank heaters are generally less expensive than tankless heaters to buy. Electric water heaters are more energy efficient overall than gas heaters. They are perfect if you are looking for a more earth friendly water heater..
Drawbacks to Electric Water Heaters
While electric water heaters are a great option for your business they make not suit your specific needs as well as gas. Electric heaters take more time to heat the water. If your business has a high or frequent demand for hot water an electric heater may not be able to keep up. Gas water heaters can generate much more heat in a much faster time. Electric heaters are subject to power outages and will be unusable. Keep in mind that some newer gas heaters use an electrical ignition as opposed to a pilot light. This would make them inoperable during a power outage as well. However if your business has a backup generator this will most likely not be an issue. In the end if you have a relatively small building without an incredible demand for hot water, an Electric water heater would still be a great choice.
Hot Water Heater with Etchen Commercial Plumbing
Etchen Commercial Plumbing is a family owned business with decades of experience in the commercial plumbing industry. We can assess your specific business needs and help you choose which type of commercial water heater that is best for your business. Our commitment to customer satisfaction is made very clear through our company philosophy and our online testimonials. If you would like to learn more about our water heaters or our other plumbing services. Contact us online or call our Detroit location at (313) 794-2609 or our Livonia location at (734) 855-6336.