Gas Vs Electric Water Heater (30 Gal)

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Reliance
6-30-GORT300

Type: 30 Gal Tank
Fuel: Natural Gas
Flow: 60 GPH 1st Hr
Nominal Price: $400
Energy

0.61

Factor
Utility Cost

$332

National Avg
Warranty

6

Yrs Tank/HE
Warranty

6

Yrs Parts
Unit Cost

$13

Per Gal
Vent

Atmos

Type
10 Yr Cost

$4000

Install+Utilities
Bradford White
U130S6FRN

Type: 30 Gal Tank
Fuel: Natural Gas
Flow: 54 GPH 1st Hr
Nominal Price: $500
Energy

0.61

Factor
Utility Cost

$332

National Avg
Warranty

6

Yrs Tank/HE
Warranty

6

Yrs Parts
Unit Cost

$17

Per Gal
Vent

Atmos

Type
10 Yr Cost

$4100

Install+Utilities
Bradford White
U430T6FRN

Type: 30 Gal Tank
Fuel: Natural Gas
Flow: 56 GPH 1st Hr
Nominal Price: $500
Energy

0.62

Factor
Utility Cost

$326

National Avg
Warranty

6

Yrs Tank/HE
Warranty

6

Yrs Parts
Unit Cost

$17

Per Gal
Vent

Atmos

Type
10 Yr Cost

$4100

Install+Utilities
Bradford White
U130T6FRN

Type: 30 Gal Tank
Fuel: Natural Gas
Flow: 56 GPH 1st Hr
Nominal Price: $500
Energy

0.61

Factor
Utility Cost

$332

National Avg
Warranty

6

Yrs Tank/HE
Warranty

6

Yrs Parts
Unit Cost

$17

Per Gal
Vent

Atmos

Type
10 Yr Cost

$4100

Install+Utilities
A O Smith
GCV-30

Type: 30 Gal Tank
Fuel: Natural Gas
Flow: 67 GPH 1st Hr
Nominal Price: $500
Energy

0.61

Factor
Utility Cost

$332

National Avg
Warranty

6

Yrs Tank/HE
Warranty

6

Yrs Parts
Unit Cost

$17

Per Gal
Vent

Atmos

Type
10 Yr Cost

$4100

Install+Utilities
Lochinvar
LTN030-35

Type: 30 Gal Tank
Fuel: Natural Gas
Flow: 67 GPH 1st Hr
Nominal Price: $500
Energy

0.61

Factor
Utility Cost

$332

National Avg
Warranty

6

Yrs Tank/HE
Warranty

6

Yrs Parts
Unit Cost

$17

Per Gal
Vent

Atmos

Type
10 Yr Cost

$4100

Install+Utilities
Sears Kenmore
33162

Type: 30 Gal Tank
Fuel: Natural Gas
Flow: 60 GPH 1st Hr
Nominal Price: $500
Energy

0.61

Factor
Utility Cost

$332

National Avg
Warranty

6

Yrs Tank/HE
Warranty

6

Yrs Parts
Unit Cost

$17

Per Gal
Vent

Atmos

Type
10 Yr Cost

$4100

Install+Utilities
Sears Kenmore
33163

Type: 30 Gal Tank
Fuel: Natural Gas
Flow: 67 GPH 1st Hr
Nominal Price: $500
Energy

0.61

Factor
Utility Cost

$332

National Avg
Warranty

6

Yrs Tank/HE
Warranty

6

Yrs Parts
Unit Cost

$17

Per Gal
Vent

Atmos

Type
10 Yr Cost

$4100

Install+Utilities
Bradford White
MI30S6FBN

Type: 30 Gal Tank
Fuel: Natural Gas
Flow: 56 GPH 1st Hr
Nominal Price: $600
Energy

0.61

Factor
Utility Cost

$332

National Avg
Warranty

6

Yrs Tank/HE
Warranty

6

Yrs Parts
Unit Cost

$20

Per Gal
Vent

Atmos

Type
10 Yr Cost

$4200

Install+Utilities
Sears Kenmore
33020

Type: 30 Gal Tank
Fuel: Natural Gas
Flow: 50 GPH 1st Hr
Nominal Price: $600
Energy

0.61

Factor
Utility Cost

$332

National Avg
Warranty

6

Yrs Tank/HE
Warranty

6

Yrs Parts
Unit Cost

$20

Per Gal
Vent

Atmos

Type
10 Yr Cost

$4200

Install+Utilities
Sears Kenmore
32134

Type: 30 Gal Tank
Fuel: Electric
Flow: 44 GPH 1st Hr
Nominal Price: $400
Energy

0.95

Factor
Utility Cost

$578

National Avg
Warranty

12

Yrs Tank/HE
Warranty

12

Yrs Parts
Unit Cost

$13

Per Gal
Vent

NA

Type
10 Yr Cost

$6500

Install+Utilities
Sears Kenmore
32936

Type: 30 Gal Tank
Fuel: Electric
Flow: 44 GPH 1st Hr
Nominal Price: $400
Energy

0.95

Factor
Utility Cost

$578

National Avg
Warranty

9

Yrs Tank/HE
Warranty

9

Yrs Parts
Unit Cost

$13

Per Gal
Vent

NA

Type
10 Yr Cost

$6500

Install+Utilities
Marathon
MR30238

Type: 30 Gal Tank
Fuel: Electric
Flow: 39 GPH 1st Hr
Nominal Price: $700
Energy

0.94

Factor
Utility Cost

$584

National Avg
Warranty

Life

Yrs Tank/HE
Warranty

6

Yrs Parts
Unit Cost

$23

Per Gal
Vent

NA

Type
10 Yr Cost

$6800

Install+Utilities
Marathon
MR30245

Type: 30 Gal Tank
Fuel: Electric
Flow: 42 GPH 1st Hr
Nominal Price: $700
Energy

0.94

Factor
Utility Cost

$584

National Avg
Warranty

Life

Yrs Tank/HE
Warranty

6

Yrs Parts
Unit Cost

$23

Per Gal
Vent

NA

Type
10 Yr Cost

$6800

Install+Utilities
Rheem
XE30T06MH45U0

Type: 30 Gal Tank
Fuel: Electric
Flow: 46 GPH 1st Hr
Nominal Price: $300
Energy

0.93

Factor
Utility Cost

$590

National Avg
Warranty

6

Yrs Tank/HE
Warranty

6

Yrs Parts
Unit Cost

$10

Per Gal
Vent

NA

Type
10 Yr Cost

$6500

Install+Utilities
Sears Kenmore
32616

Type: 30 Gal Tank
Fuel: Electric
Flow: 38 GPH 1st Hr
Nominal Price: $300
Energy

0.93

Factor
Utility Cost

$590

National Avg
Warranty

6

Yrs Tank/HE
Warranty

6

Yrs Parts
Unit Cost

$10

Per Gal
Vent

NA

Type
10 Yr Cost

$6500

Install+Utilities
Sears Kenmore
32636

Type: 30 Gal Tank
Fuel: Electric
Flow: 40 GPH 1st Hr
Nominal Price: $300
Energy

0.93

Factor
Utility Cost

$590

National Avg
Warranty

6

Yrs Tank/HE
Warranty

6

Yrs Parts
Unit Cost

$10

Per Gal
Vent

NA

Type
10 Yr Cost

$6500

Install+Utilities
Bradford White
M230R6DS

Type: 30 Gal Tank
Fuel: Electric
Flow: 50 GPH 1st Hr
Nominal Price: $500
Energy

0.93

Factor
Utility Cost

$590

National Avg
Warranty

6

Yrs Tank/HE
Warranty

6

Yrs Parts
Unit Cost

$17

Per Gal
Vent

NA

Type
10 Yr Cost

$6700

Install+Utilities
Bradford White
M230L6DS

Type: 30 Gal Tank
Fuel: Electric
Flow: 47 GPH 1st Hr
Nominal Price: $600
Energy

0.94

Factor
Utility Cost

$584

National Avg
Warranty

6

Yrs Tank/HE
Warranty

6

Yrs Parts
Unit Cost

$20

Per Gal
Vent

NA

Type
10 Yr Cost

$6700

Install+Utilities
Bradford White
M130L6DS

Type: 30 Gal Tank
Fuel: Electric
Flow: 47 GPH 1st Hr
Nominal Price: $600
Energy

0.93

Factor
Utility Cost

$590

National Avg
Warranty

6

Yrs Tank/HE
Warranty

6

Yrs Parts
Unit Cost

$20

Per Gal
Vent

NA

Type
10 Yr Cost

$6800

Install+Utilities

About This Data: Operating and 10 year costs are based on US EIA national averages of Electricity ($0.0125/kWh), Natural Gas ($13.50/1000 ft3), and Propane ($3.00/gal). Your state may be higher or lower, so compare relative costs between water heaters. Listed water heater prices are nominal and may vary. Installation costs are assumed $300 (tanks) and $1,000 (tankless).

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