The Smart Choice
Did you know that your home's second largest energy user is the hot water heater? Take control of your energy use by choosing an electric water heater and see how economical and efficient it can be. With an electric water heater, there is no pilot light to worry about, no fumes from gas or carbon monoxide, and no ventilation problems. A family of four can have all the hot water they need for about $40* per month. An electric water heater is low maintenance and has a long life expectancy. It's also economical.
*Estimated energy costs based on the average size home in Georgia (2,200 sq ft) utilizing Georgia Power Company's EZSIMRES energy simulation program. Estimated costs include water heating cost only. Electric costs based on Georgia Power residential R-22 rate and FCR - Schedule 24. These figures are estimates only – actual energy costs will vary based on individual equipment and usage.
Benefits of Electric Water Heating
- Avoids using a combustion process to heat water
- Good indoor air quality
- Simple and convenient operation and maintenance
- Easy adherence to building codes and standards
- More efficient and functional
- Low standby loss
- Easy to incorporate into home design
- Easy installation
Eligible residential customers can receive up to a $250 rebate for a heat pump water heater.More Rebates & Incentives