Water Heaters FAQs
Get the Answers to All Your Questions Before You Buy
How do natural gas water heaters compare with electric water heaters in operating costs?
Though savings will vary depending upon current gas and electric prices, natural gas water heaters always cost less to operate than electric. Natural gas water heaters recover faster than electric (a 40-gallon gas water heater recovers faster than a 70-gallon electric water heater), so you always have hot water when you need it. For complete and detailed information about natural gas water heaters, click on the following topics:
How much will my new equipment cost?
When comparison shopping, it is important to remember to compare everything--feature vs. feature, service vs. service—not just price. That’s because some companies may seem to offer a lower price, but will charge extra for installation or hauling away your old tank. The price you get from Home Service Plus includes installation, removal, warranties, and more. Plus, they’ll work with you to determine the right product and payment option to fit your budget.
What is the life expectancy of my new equipment?
The average life expectancy of a new natural gas water heater is 12 to 15 years.†
†Environmental Protection Agency: ENERGY STAR PROGRAM
Do I have to be a CenterPoint Energy gas customer to purchase a water heater from you?
No. Anyone in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN Metro area can purchase a water heater from us.
Can I purchase a water heater and install it myself?
Manufacturers recommend that natural gas water heaters be installed by qualified technicians for safety reasons and to avoid unnecessary service calls due to products not being installed to manufacturer’s specifications. Therefore, all of our products must be installed by one of our qualified authorized installers.
What are my payment options?
We have several convenient financing options available We accept most major credit cards. You don’t have to be a CenterPoint Energy gas customer or Repair Plan customer to buy, but if you are a customer, your payments can be conveniently added onto your existing bill.
Request more information! *Some geographic restrictions apply.
Call 612-342-4610 in the Minneapolis/St.Paul metro area; toll-free
877-HSP-1664 in Greater Minnesota, or complete and submit our online request form for information on payment options available through CenterPoint Energy's Home Service Plus.