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Question DetailsAsked on 12/16/2013

switching electric water heater for direct vent gas good idea?

electric existing water heater is well past prime.want to take old chimney out in future to gain living space.gas line has a tee for heater 2 ft away.recently installed iron curtain to improve water,seems like good time to upgrade to cheaper gas.

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You would need to check out the comparison between gas and electric cost per BTU in your area, and consider the difference in efficiency (gas wastes a lot of its energy in a normal unit, whereas electric is almost 100% efficient), but if the energy balance works in your favor, as it usually does, then does sound like a good time to convert. Usually utilities have online calculators to help you figure the alternative energy cost.

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