Water heater: Gas vs Electric
I am having a house built :) and they offer a 50 gallon electric. I know how to fix Gas water heaters, so that is a plus. Electric ones seem expensive/hard to fix.
There are 5 of us and use a lot of hot water.
We have the option to upgrade to either a 80 gallon electric for $340 or to upgrade to a 50 gallon gas for $950
I thought the price for the gas was a bit excesssive, but from what i understand gas is cheaper to run in Ohio, recovers faster, and I "think" its easier to fix(although I've never fixed an electric one so I could be wrong)
What are your guys thoughts on the prices for each upgrade, and the gas vs elec, and if any of you have similar stories on large families and what size water heater.