When Should I Replace My Water Heater?
Not Sure When You Should Replace Your Water Heater?
Showers, dishes, laundry and baths. Yep, your water heater probably works harder than any other home appliance. If it decides to walk off the job, well, the only thing most homeowners dread more is a loss of heat during the winter. We recommend homeowners don’t wait until the water heater burns out before exploring options for a replacement. Rather, a regular interval of service will keep it running in peak condition until the technician believes the cost of service and repairs would be more burdensome than the cost of a new unit.
Your Comfort Plus ClimateCare technician can help you decide when to replace your water heater. We look at the condition of the working parts, inspect for common age-related issues and review the performance of the water heater as it relates to your family’s hot water requirements.
- While water heaters have been known to last 15 to 20 years, if it’s older than 10 years and has any kind of problems, it’s time for a replacement
- One common age-related problem with hot water tanks is leaking around the base of the tank, which might necessitate a tank replacement
- Inconsistent hot water production is occasionally a sign of an on-the-fritz water heater
Sometimes, insufficient hot water can be a straightforward repair like replacing a heating element or the thermostat. But repairing an older hot water heater, even to the best of our abilities, may still cost more over the long term than replacing it today. We can help you decide.
Extend Your Water Heater’s Life with a WeCare Maintenance Plan
Regular water heater maintenance can extend your unit’s life for several years. Maintenance should be performed even on new units. Think of your water heater like your own body. It’s easier to stay healthy than it is to get healthy. If you take care of your health early in life, you’re more likely to stay healthy late in life. If you take care of your water heater from the beginning, it’s much less likely to run into age related problems down the road.
With a WeCare Maintenance Plan , you’ll have annual maintenance chores taken care of by certified technicians. We’ll drain the tank and flush out and mineral build up, inspect the pressure relief valve and supply lines and make sure everything part is free of damage and will remain functional until the next inspection.
Call for a Water Heater Inspection
If you are worried about when to replace your water heater, Comfort Plus ClimateCare can show you the state your water heater is in. Call us today for a water heater evaluation or even a whole heating and cooling system inspection. We’ll head off the problems before they even start and you’ll rest easier knowing there is plenty of hot water in your home.