A water heater isn’t designed to last forever. Sure, we’d love it if it could, but there are just some laws of the universe that we just can’t get over no matter how hard we try. The age of your water heater is just another thing that we must understand in order to use it safely and effectively.
Over time, water will corrode a metal surface. While your water heater might be in good shape when it’s installed, over a few years it will deteriorate to the point where it constantly leaks or can’t keep a good regulated temperature. These are some of the signs that should point you towards a water heater replacement.
This blog will discuss the ins and outs of a water heater replacement, from signs that your system is on its way out, to what you need to know when choosing your next water heater installation in New Castle.
3 Important Factors for Replacement
So, your water heater is malfunctioning and you’d like to decide whether it should be repaired or replaced. This can be tricky, since it’s going to change depending on your unique situation and the water heater you own, but there are some fairly common constants in this area. Here are just a few reasons to move towards replacement.
- Old age. A tank water heater is only supposed to last 8–12 years before it gets worn down enough to warrant a replacement. A tankless water heating system can last much longer, 15–20 years in some cases, but it will still need replacement after that. This is a universal constant, and if your water heater is beyond its serviceable lifespan then you should get it replaced.
- Inefficiency. If your water heater uses up way too much fuel or energy to keep your water hot, then something is inherently wrong with the system, and it should be replaced with a more efficient model.
- Constant leaks. One leak is fine to have repaired, but if your water heater is constantly leaking, then it could be a sign that it’s corroding from the inside out. This warrants a replacement.
Starting Your Journey for Replacement
Just like Sam and Frodo start their journey to Mount Doom, so must you start your long and treacherous journey to investing in a new water heater. There are a lot of options out there, which means you’ll need to do your research and, most importantly, work with a fellowship of professionals who have your best interests at heart.
First things first, start by scheduling a consultation with one of the professionals from our team. We’ll walk you through each water heater option, from tank water heaters to on-demand water heating systems, and we’ll discuss their pros and cons with you. We’ll even give you our professional opinion as to whether one would work for your home or not.
The truth is that there will be a lot of hurdles on this journey. You won’t immediately find the perfect water heater on your first guess. But with the help of experts to guide you, you’ll quickly learn about the different systems and pinpoint one that fits your budget and home preferences.
Schedule an appointment with Jake’s Heating, Air & Plumbing today. Trust Jake’s to Get the Job Done Right!