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    Jul 3, 2010, 12:37 PM
    Converting Gas water heater and heat to electric.
    I bought my home in November of last year from my grandmother... I was told everything was electric. It's not. And natural gas right now is f'n expensive. I have central air, the unit is only a couple of years old and still under warranty. What I am wondering is Can I use that same unit for the heat? Or does it have to specifically be set up or bought that way? I know it sounds like a stupid question, but I don't have a clue about any of it? I know I will have to get a new water heater, but what about the heat? I have $4700 to spend is that going to cover it? Or am I wishful thinking?
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    Jul 3, 2010, 12:48 PM
    You will have to buy a new electric water heater since the gas unit is not convertible.
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    Jul 3, 2010, 01:09 PM

    Sorry, are you talking only about the hot water heater or is part of your heating system also gas
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    Jul 3, 2010, 06:07 PM
    I`m glad HVAC100 understood the question
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    Jul 3, 2010, 08:52 PM
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    Yes my heat is natural gas... I want to convert the gas heat to electric. I have central air and the unit is only a couple of years old and still under warranty. Can I use the same unit? Or does it have to be specifically set up that way? I how

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