In this article I will try to explain why you should choose an electric tankless water heater. A tankless water heater could save you some money and it always provides you with hot water. The standard water heater provides you with hot water only until the tank has water. When it is empty, you have to wait for it to refill and you also have to wait until the water is hot again.
But now you wonder why should you choose an electric tankless water heater, why not choose a gas tanklees water heater? First of all, both of them work the same. The only difference between them is the source they use to heat the water. They both only heat water when you need it. Another advantage that they both have is that they save you money. Using a standard heater which uses a tank costs more money because the water in the tank must be kept warm all the time. The tankless water heater only heats the water when you use it.
The gas heater and the electric heater work the same but they aren’t the same. It is very important which type you choose depending on your needs. The first difference between them is the efficiency. The gas tankless water heater is much more efficient than the electric tankless water heater. Electric tankless water heaters are for homes that have one bathroom and not many people live in it. If the home is big, with many people and many appliances that need hot water and are used often, the best choice is a gas heater, because it can heat water more efficiently.
So if you have a small home and you don’t need a lot of hot water, choosing an electric heater or a gas heater might be the same thing, when it comes to the bill. Although the bill might cost the same in both cases, you still might want to choose an electric heater. It is much smaller and way easier to install than the gas heater. Choosing a gas heater for the small home might be a problem. You will have to find a big spot where to install it and if it is an apartment you might also have problems with the ventilation. The gas heater needs excellent ventilation.
In conclusion, if you are a small home owner and you don’t use a lot of hot water, the best choice for you would be the electric tankless water heater. Even if the gas heater is more efficient, you might have more problems with it.