Minneapolis Water Heater Replacement
Experienced Technicians Serving Minneapolis & St. Paul Since 1930
Many homeowners don’t realize that an older water heater can be one the costliest appliances in your home to operate. As with furnaces and air conditioners, today’s water heaters are more efficient than ever. State-of-the-art electronic controls, better insulation, and lower cost of operation are just a few of the reasons to replace your old water heater with a modern one. We offer water heater replacement and installation to customers replacing their heating and cooling systems.
How To Choose The Right Water Heater
While looking for water heater replacements, it is essential to understand the product. Here is some information about water heaters that is important to consider when making a purchase:
- In most cases, the cheapest water heaters you can buy are the most expensive to operate.
- Most hot water heaters have a life span ranging from 8 to 13 to 14 years, depending on the model and home usage.
- Heating your water is typically the 3rd most costly energy expense in your home, taking up about 15% of your utility bill.
- Heaters 9-12 years old probably has an efficiency of 50% or less.
- Many people buy a water heater based on the size of the tank. But what’s more critical is the “peak-hour demand capacity” or the first hour-rating (FHR) provided on the Energy Guide label.
- It’s essential to study the Energy Factor as supplied by the manufacturer, which takes into consideration the “recovery efficiency,” “cycling loss,” and “standby loss.”
- Your water is always being heated in the tank, so energy is used even when the hot water faucet is off (this is referred to as standby heat loss.)
- Modern, more energy-efficient storage water heaters can significantly reduce standby heat loss, making them less costly.
Are you looking to install or replace an HVAC system? Call Standard Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today at (612) 324-1015 or contact us online for water heater replacement services in Minneapolis. Free estimates are available!