Posted: November 20, 2023

Electric Vs. Propane Water Heaters

What is the difference?

gas water heater Jacksonville, nc We use hot water for so many things within our daily lives (showering, washing dishes, doing laundry, washing our hands), which means your water heater plays an extremely important role in your home. Therefore, the decision regarding how you power your water heater is not one that should be taken lightly.

What you may know is that there are electric water heaters and propane water heaters.

What you may not know is what the difference is between the two, which type is best for you and your home and what the benefits are of using one over the other.

Electric Water Heaters

Electric water heaters rely on electricity and power to run and operate. Typically, they cost more to use than natural gas or propane water heaters since electricity itself tends to be more expensive than fuel sources such as propane. They also won’t work if you find yourself in the middle of a blackout since they require power to run.

Propane Water Heaters

Propane water heaters use propane gas as opposed to electricity to operate. Propane is thought to be one of the most versatile and powerful sources of home energy that is currently available.

A tankless propane water heater can provide a home with an endless supply of hot water on demand and can eliminate the worry about running out of hot water. With a tankless propane water heater, there is always enough hot water to go around even if someone is doing dishes while someone else is taking a shower.

Tankless propane water heaters keep your water warm until you are done using it, at which point it will shut off automatically.

The Benefits of Propane Water Heaters

Aside from the endless supply of hot water mentioned above, there are plenty of other advantages of using propane water heaters. Here are a few:

Tidewater Energy Has The Water Heater For You

Tidewater Energy is here and available for water heater installation and services throughout Eastern North Carolina. Our trained and experienced service technicians can assist you with selecting a top-quality tankless propane water heater that works for your specific needs. They can also provide reliable water heater installation, maintenance and repair services.

Contact us today and let us know how we can help with your water heater needs!