Shopping for a water heater usually happens at one of two times: when you’re building or remodeling a home or when your existing water heater breaks down. When it’s time for you to buy or replace yours, you may be a little unsure of what you need. The first factor to consider is the fuel source. Should you buy a gas water heater or an electric water heater? Here is 1st Choice Plumbing’s guide on how to choose the best type of water heater for your home in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, and Lancaster, SC.

Examine the costs. As with any type of home improvement project, money matters. A gas water heater may cost more to install but is typically cheaper to operate than its electric counterparts. The savings on fuel will make up for difference in the cost of the appliance itself.

What type of energy do you use in your home? The type of energy you currently use in your home is another major factor to consider. For example, if you don’t have gas in your home, you would have to get that access in order to use a gas water heater. That’s another added cost to the project. However, if you’re thinking of switching other appliances to gas, it may be worth the investment.

Are you in the market for an electric or gas water heater for your home? Contact 1st Choice Plumbing today. We’ll help you choose the perfect water heater for your home in the Rock Hill, Lancaster, Chester, and Kershaw areas of South Carolina.