Hot Water Heater
I need to replace an older 40-gallon gas water heater. It's my only gas appliance. I was thinking of switching to an electric water heater since the base fees in my gas bill cost more than the gas usage. In the summer my gas bill is about $10 usage and $14 base fees and taxes. Winter usage is maybe $18. Now that I got rid of my gas range it will be even less. Does it make economic sense to switch to electric or stay with gas?
It can't be tankless because my house doesn't have the amperage to support it. I wash dishes by hand, do an occasional load of laundry, and a shower every day. Sometimes a long shower or a bath, and I don't use a low-flow shower head (I conserve water in every other way, but I just hate those things).
What size heater should I get? What brand? Gas or electric?
Thanks so much!