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What are the benefits of a gas water heater?

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Lower running costs, quicker recovery rates and reduced risk of power problems are some of the benefits of a gas water heater. In addition, these heaters have more precise temperature adjustments, ensure continuous water supply and require smaller storage space.

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Gas water heaters continuously provide a household with hot water with the same reliability as that of cold water, because it is not affected with power outages. At the same time, gas water heaters are cost-effective. Homeowners may save about $25 per month, as at 2015, compared to electric units. In addition, gas water heaters are durable with an average lifespan of about 10 years, saving a homeowner an average of $35,000 compared to electric units.

A quick recovery rate implies that a household may get more hot water from the smaller size tank, cutting down on the volume of energy required to store hot water. With an energy factor range of 0.50 and 0.65, gas water heaters have efficient combustion and standby loss. Additionally, smaller tanks have higher energy factors because of their smaller volumes and surface areas that translate into lower standby loss.

Gas water heaters, such as propane water heaters, are conservative in terms of space. In addition, the performance of smaller propane heaters is similar that of larger electric units.

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