Conventional tank water heaters can last between 15 to 20 years provided they receive regular maintenance and prompt repairs as required. But there’s no way to stop the inevitable effects of wear on a water heater. At some point, you’ll need to consider replacing the system rather than to keep slogging ahead with repairs. Below are 4 reasons that you may wish to have your water heater replaced.
1. The water heater costs too much to run
Have you noticed that your energy bills are rising each year for no discernible reason? A large amount of the power in your home goes to the water heater, so when bills spike it’s a wise idea to look into the possibility that it’s the fault of the water heater. If you have an older system, it’s usually better to replace it rather than let it continue to cost you in both operation and repairs.
2. The tank and other components are showing signs of corrosion
Modern water heaters are designed to resist corrosion and rust for many years. But it will take hold eventually, and at that point it’s a good idea to replace the system before it begins to leak.
3. The household hot water volume has dropped
One of the clearest signs of an aging water heater when it can no longer keep up with your household’s hot water demands. If repairs don’t fix this problem, a replacement is the smartest choice.
4. You want to take advantage of better water heater technology
Sometimes, even when you have an older water heater that is still working the way it should, you will want to put in a new one so you can benefit from advances in water heater technology. You no longer need to rely on a tank water heater when there are options for energy saving and convenient systems like tankless and heat pump water heaters. These systems will lower your utility bills, and in the case of tankless systems will provide you with unlimited hot water.
For fast and effective water heater replacement in Cincinnati, OH, contact the professionals at Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc.