I would like to get advice on relocating a water heater in my home.
I live in an Ohio, one-story ranch style house without a basement, and currently my water heater is in the attic right above the center of my house, which I do not like.
The WH is getting old -- at least 13 years, and I'm considering having a new one relocated to my garage, but there are some concerns I have:
1. Currently I have a 30-gallon gas water heater, and I'm considering having an electric one installed in my garage.
2. I want electric because I do not want to move the gas lines and because I don't think there is a logical vent location from the garage.
3. How do I calculate how much more the electric water heater will cost to operate? On my current utility bills, electric is 6.1 cents per KWH and gas is $.85 per CCF? What else do I need for the equation?
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