Is it time for you to start looking for a new water heater? Even the most well-maintained water heaters don’t last forever. Here are three signs that it’s time to make an appointment for tank water heater installation:
Age of the Heater
Is your water heater on its last leg? If it’s 10 years or older, it’s a good idea to start shopping for a replacement. As water heaters age, they need more repairs and are more likely to leak. Shop now for a replacement so you’re never without hot water.
Water Heater Leaks
A leaky water heater is never a good sign, but not all leaks mean you need to replace the appliance. If you notice a leak coming from any of the following places, ask about repairing the problem:
- Cold water valve.
- Drain valve.
- Expansion tank.
- Pipe connections (hot and cold water inlets).
- TPR valve.
If the tank is leaking from the bottom, call a plumber for an inspection. In most cases, leaks coming from the tank’s bottom mean the tank’s rusting from the inside out. It’s only a matter of time before the bottom falls out of the tank and water gets everywhere. Replace the tank and protect your home from water damage.
Need to Make Frequent Repairs
The average water heater might need a repair or two once in a while. But when repair costs start adding up, it’s time to cut your losses. Replacing the water heater, especially if it’s older and no longer under warranty, is the most cost-effective choice.
How many repairs are too many? A good rule to follow is the six-month rule. If you’ve had to repair the water heater more than once in six months, consider investing in a new water heater. You’ll spend less money on repairs and enjoy the newest features today’s modern water heaters offer.
If you think it’s time for a new water heater, call the pros at Fresh Air Heating & Cooling. Our knowledgeable plumbers are happy to inspect your water heater and help you decide if a new tank water heater installation is the right choice for you.
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