How Do You Know If Your Water Heater Needs To Be Replaced?Dito Rodriguez | Jan 02, 2023
After a long day outside in the cold, you were dreaming of a nice, long, hot shower. You get home and turn the water on, waiting for it to get hot … and keep waiting … and waiting … but get nothing but cold water. It’s one of the worst and most frustrating experiences! You count on hot water for many everyday activities, like laundry, cooking, washing dishes, and taking warm baths. When your water will not get hot, it is most likely because of a problem with the water heater.
Water heaters today have improved significantly from the traditional units of the past. They are more energy-efficient, and many homeowners are recognizing the value in both energy savings and resale when they upgrade to a modern unit. While most traditional water heaters can last eight to ten years, it might not be beneficial for you to wait until it breaks down.
Here are a few signs that your water heater may need to be replaced:
-Your water heater is more than 10 years old.
-There is water leaking from the tank.
-The water heater makes strange noises.
-The water coming from your tap is not as hot as it used to be.
-Your energy bills have gone up significantly.
Our team at High Priority Plumbing and Services, Inc. can help you determine if it’s time for a replacement and select the best type of water heater for your needs. Traditional or tankless water heaters that no longer provide consistent amounts of hot water, do not heat the water, or that leak, should be replaced. You should also replace traditional hot water heaters that run continually or constantly cycle on and off.
The cost of replacing a hot water heater depends on the type and size of the unit you need and want. We have even worked with some customers who benefitted from adding an expansion tank to reduce pressure on their pipes, rather than opting for a full replacement. However, if you do need a new system, you have many options to consider.
While a traditional water heater may be the most economical to purchase, we’ve helped many customers switch to tankless water heaters and realize the luxury of having hot water on demand, gaining more storage space, and reducing their energy costs. Our team of plumbers can make the necessary changes to replace your traditional tank-style water heater with a tankless system in either your home or business.