A large part of providing these effective and helpful solutions is going to come from keeping our customers informed too. We don’t want you trying to figure out what kind of service call you are making without the necessary information at hand. After all the more you know the faster and more efficient the service can be for everyone involved meaning you get your home back to normal as quickly as possible.
In the interest of keeping you informed, we’d like to tell you a bit more about how to tell you need a water heater replacement and let you know that you have more than one option for your next system.
Pinpointing When You Need a New Water Heater
Knowing the warning signs of a water heater on its way out is important because it can give you a head start on the replacement process. This means you can get the system replaced before you completely run out of hot water.
- Corrosion in your water heater tank: Corrosion doesn’t always spell disaster for a water heater. It can pop up in other parts of the system, such as in the pipes, and be addressed with repairs. However, if there is corrosion in your water heater tank, it means you need to
- A water heater that is nearing 15: Water heaters are built to last a good amount of time–several years in fact–but not forever. If your water heater is between 10 and 15 years of age it means it needs to be retired sooner than later. A system this old will start to break down and cannot compete with the efficiency of more modern units.
- Unreliable hot water: If you notice that you are only getting lukewarm water from your hot water taps lately, or you only get hot water for a short amount of time, it is likely that your water heater is on its last leg.
3 Reasons to Consider Going Tankless
When you need to replace your water heater, don’t just select the same type of system you had before. You may want to consider opting for a tankless water heater. These systems are fantastic options for your hot water needs for the following reasons:
- Never-ending hot water: Tankless heaters operate by heating up water when you turn on the hot water tap in your home. This means it will always keep working to provide hot water as long as there is demand, rather than only having so many gallons to use up.
- High energy efficiency: Tankless water heaters don’t create any stand-by heat loss from storing hot water in a tank which makes them extremely energy efficient.
- Major water savings: Because tankless systems only heat up water when it is demanded, they use much fewer gallons than the standard tank heater–that helps you and the Earth too.
As you can see, a tankless water heater is a great option if and when you need a water heater replacement. The key to remember however is that you must get your replacement and installation done by a professional for your safety and for the wellbeing of your new system.