How To Know If Your Water Heater Is Ready To Be Replaced

How To Know If Your Water Heater Is Ready To Be Replaced

2 January 2019
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Your home has a water heater that you take advantage of every day. Your water heater is responsible for allowing your household to have access to hot water for washing clothes, bathing, doing dishes, and performing other tasks.

If you take care of your water heater by having the unit drained and flushed regularly by your plumber and keeping the appliance insulated to prevent freezing and leaks, your water heater should last for a long time. However, like all appliances, this unit will wear out at some point or become less convenient to have in your home. If you're ready for a new appliance, your plumber will install a new one for you and help you select the right model and size for your home.

Do you need a new water heater, or is yours just fine? Use this guide to help you.

Water supply

The amount of hot water you have availability to is based largely on how much water your family uses on a regular basis compared to the size and efficiency of the water heater you have. Your water heater is fine for your household if you rarely run out of hot water and don't have to wait between showers or other water-using tasks to replenish a decent heated water supply.

If your family goes through hot water frequently, however, your water heater is either too small for the household needs you have or the unit is unable to heat water quickly enough to meet your needs. A new and more energy-efficient appliance will meet your needs.

Energy efficiency

Heating up water takes energy, and energy creates a household cost. Are your energy bills going up lately and you have not been using more electricity than normal? If not, then your water heater may be to blame, sucking up a large amount of energy to keep your tank hot and supply the water you need. Try turning down your unit's thermostat or have your installation specialist do this for you and if your energy bills don't change, look into getting a new appliance.

A new water heater will vary in costs depending on the make and model you get. Your investment will help preserve your home's hot water supply and give you years of reliable water heating service. Always have a plumber take care of this appliance for you to help make the unit last longer and protect your investment even more.

Contact a water heater installation company for more help.

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