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High Natural Gas Prices Can Make Switch To An Electric Water Heater Cost Effective

Friday, March 17, 2023
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Transportation problems, cold weather and low storage have all contributed to higher gas bills. Now maybe the time to consider switching to an electric water heater.

Gas Water Heaters Or Electric?

Residents in Northern California have been grappling with unusually high gas bills this winter. The average residential gas bill in January for Pacific Gas and Electric customers in Northern California was up 30 percent from last year, according to a presentation by Jean Spencer, a supervisor with the California Public Utilities Commission’s energy division.

Gas bills have been a significant burden for many households, and some residents are being forced to make tough choices between heating and eating. Fortunately, there is an alternative that can help reduce energy bills: electric water heaters.

Unlike gas water heaters, electric water heaters are not affected by fluctuations in gas prices. They also require less maintenance and have a longer lifespan, making them a cost-effective option in the long run.

Moreover, electric water heaters are better for the environment as they do not emit harmful pollutants that contribute to climate change. By switching to an electric water heater, households can reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable future.

While it may be tempting to stick with gas water heaters, given their lower upfront cost, the ongoing gas price spikes highlight the volatility of this energy source. Investing in an electric water heater now can save homeowners money and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels in the long term.

In light of the current gas price crisis in Northern California, now is the time to consider making the switch to electric water heaters. Not only will this help to lower energy bills and reduce environmental impact, but it can also provide a more stable and reliable source of hot water for households.

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