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What is cheaper to run gas water heater or electric water heater?

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May 02, 2010 12:07AM

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gas heater is cheaper by far !!!!!!

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This is entirely dependent on the cost of energy in your area.

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Talking from experience, we installed a Titan Tankless N180 electric water heater 8 months ago and it uses approx. 300kw of power with an approximate cost of $50 per month. We have 5 members in the family, and live in Southern California. My best estimate from a comparative analysis on the gas savings is we're only saving between $10 to $15 per month. Electric water heater seems to make sense for vacation homes or where gas is not available.