As a homeowner, you know how essential it is to have hot water heaters properly working at all times. . If your water heater isn’t working you can’t do laundry, take a shower, or even properly wash the dishes so going even a day without a water heater can be a big inconvenience.

If you find yourself having to face repairs on a regular basis or your water heater is more than a decade old, you may want to consider a hot water heater replacement. You will find that there are three types of water heaters to choose from:


Gas  Hot water heaters work quickly, so they’re ready when you need them. These types of water heaters use natural gas to heat the water so they tend to be more energy efficient than electric water heaters. However, gas heaters typically have to reheat water that sits in the tank so they can waste a bit of water.


Electric  Hot water heaters require little to no maintenance throughout the years so they are a convenient option. But they are slow to heat water so if you have a large family, there may be some waiting time for things like showers and starting the dishwasher. These types of heaters are also small in size so they’re easy to house in the garage or basement.


Tankless water heaters can be heated using gas or electric. Tankless hot water heaters don’t rely on a holding tank for the water they heat, so you get a virtually endless flow of hot water when you need it. Tankless water heaters are popular because they are easy to repair and have life spans of up to 20 years.

The hot water heater replacement you choose really depends on the size of your home and family, your lifestyle preferences, and your budget. It’s a good idea to talk with a professional about your particular needs so they can help you determine which water heater is going to give you the most bang for your buck when all is said and done.


Whatever kind of water heater you decide on, Midstate Plumbing can help. Contact us to get an estimate at (651) 480-1195, we serve customers in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding area of Minnesota and Wisconsin.