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Can you convert a gas water heater to an electric water heater in a house?
July 25, 2009 6:49AM
You can replace a gas water heater for an electric one and vice-versa but you cannot literally convert one to the other... The units work entirely differently from each other. == == <><><>
=== === Yes, but it is NOT a DIY job. You'll need 240 Volt power source for the new electric unit. Call in professional gas and electric technicians for estimates for the work, they will be able to advise you accordingly.
IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB
SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY
REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.
If you do this work yourself, always turn off the power at the breaker box/fuse panel BEFORE you attempt to do any work AND always use a meter or voltage indicator to insure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.