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Gas Vs. Electric: What is Best for Your Home?

When you’re in the market for new home appliances, the choice of gas or electric might require some extra research. Never fear! Parker & Sons Plumbing can help you figure out whether gas or electric is right for you. 


When it comes to monthly utility costs, gas is almost always cheaper than electricity (a major reason for its spike in popularity). Using all gas appliances can save you up to 30% on monthly utility bills, but that isn’t the only factor when comparing costs. 

If you don’t already have gas hookups for your home, rerouting gas lines and installing new gas appliances will cost you before you even calculate the price of the appliance itself. Similarly, switching to electric appliances requires services to install electric lines and cap gas lines. While both are pricey, switching from gas to electric is generally cheaper.


Both gas and electric come with a few safety hazards, so the most important thing to remember when comparing the two is that proper installation and maintenance matters. For gas appliances, adequate ventilation and regularly tested carbon monoxide detectors are essential to keeping you safe. Electric appliances require proper and up-to-date wiring to reduce the risk of fire and electrocution.

Sometimes, it Depends on the Appliance

The bottom line is that choosing between eclectic and gas appliances depends on what you want most. For environmentally conscious homeowners, gas will reduce your carbon footprint. Your choice may also vary between appliances:

  • Ranges and Grills. For the home chef, gas grills and ranges are usually preferred, especially when it comes to ranges. Bakers prefer the more even cooking of an electric oven, and sometimes electric grills are more practical and affordable.
  • Water Heaters and Dryers. While their electric counterparts are cheaper initially, gas water heaters and dryers are usually much more efficient, so they’ll save you money in the long run.
  • Fireplaces. Electric fireplaces provide the cozy heat you want more efficiently than gas, but there isn’t a flame. Gas fireplaces have faux logs and real flames, making an authentic look their primary selling point.

No matter which power source you choose for your appliances, you’ll likely need a gas plumber to cap or reroute gas lines. Contact Parker & Sons Plumbing today and begin your service request.

Why Choose Us?

Find out what makes Parker & Sons stand out.

Professional Services You Can Count On
For professional, local plumbers serving the greater San Antonio area, you can rely on Parker & Sons to provide expert service for any plumbing job.
We'll Be There On-Time, Every Time
With Parker & Sons, you don't have to waste time waiting on irresponsible plumbers to show up. We value your time, so we make sure to arrive when you expect us to.
Red Carpet Service Guaranteed
When you schedule a plumbing job with us, you will get to enjoy our red carpet level of service. We're so confident you'll be satisfied with our service, we put a guarantee on it.
Fast and Reliable Plumbing Services
We know that time is of the essence with any plumbing job, so we make sure to provide efficient and reliable service.
Licensed and Insured For Your Protection
We value your safety and peace-of-mind. That's why we are fully licensed and insured so you know that you are protected for every plumbing job.
Honest and Affordable Pricing
We offer up-front pricing so you are never blindsided by unexpected fees and costs. We make sure all of our pricing is fair and affordable.

What Our Customers Say

Fast & Reliable

Very fast response. Reliable and even let us do some of the work to keep costs down. Really worked with us to sort through alternatives to find the best solution. I have used them about 5 years ago and will certainlycall them again if I ever need anything.

Roberta C.

Very Knowledgeable

I recently had several plumbing leaks repaired and couldn’t be happier with the prompt service I received from Parker and Sons. They are very knowledgeable, friendly, reasonably priced, and do quality work. I would definitely recommend them to my family and everyone. I would trust them to repair any leak in the house.

Stacey C.

Amazing Service!!!

Amazing service!!! Called and came the same day within 2 hrs. Our toilet had to be re-fitted and snaked. They did a beautiful job on the re-fitting and got the large piece of plastic out of the toilet. Will definitely be recommending them to friends and family. Great service, great people, hard to find these days!!!

Shakira C.

Excellent Service!

Excellent Service! We had some work done on our kitchen and Parker and Sons were able to come out to our house and help us with our remodel. Great guys and great service. I would recommend them to anyone needing a plumber service.

Brad B.

Great to Work With

Jim and his guys are great to work with. Had Parker & Sons come out to take a look at an AC unit at one of my rental properties. Unit is in the attic. Had to replace a coil on it and did a great job. Will definitely use again.

Jeff C.

Amazing Staff!

I have referred Parker and Sons to all of my customers and I would not think of referring anybody else. They have been great and very punctual. All of the plumbers and office staff have been amazing!

Miguel B.

Reasonable Prices

I was in good hands today with journeyman plumber Mark Rizley. He remained until all was better than before. He replaced a PRV and improved a mediocre repair recently done by another well known local company. The price remained reasonable despite the extra effort needed for the job. Well done Mark! Parker and Sons will be my first call in the future.

Todd D.

Fantastic Company!

This is a fantastic company with outstanding professionalism, quality of work, and customer service. While their prices are extremely competitive, their work doesn’t feel cheap like some of the companies you can hire of off Craigslist or on a FB yard sale page. This is a reputable company with proven work and licensed, skilled technicians.

Ben A.

Fair Prices & Excellent Work

Have used Parker & Sons 3 different times, once for a huge complex plumbing repair and twice for smaller jobs. Fair prices and excellent work/fast response time every time.

Kristy K.