When to Replace Your Water Heater
Is your water heater working as well as it could or should be? Do you know how long your water heater should last, or when you should get a new one? Should you replace your tank water heater with a tankless one? These can be complicated questions to answer. Luckily, Cathedral Plumbing is available to answer any and all questions you have about your water heater, but a good place to start when it comes to water heater replacement is with the questions below:
Do You Spend a Lot on Repairs?
As water heaters get older, they typically need more frequent repairs. Over time, it’s possible to spend more money on repairs than it costs for a new water heater. If you feel like you’re calling plumbers for your water heater a lot, ask about water hater replacement instead. Our experienced plumbers can let you know what’s best for your current situation.
Is Your Water Heater the Correct Size?
A water heater that’s too small means you may not be able to run the dishwasher and the shower at the same time. If you have quite a few people living in your room or if you notice you’re running out of hot water on a regular basis, it may be time to invest in a larger water heater.
How Hot Does Your Water Get?
If you find the water in your home is no longer getting to your desired hot temperature, it’s time to call in the professionals. Our experts can inspect your water heater and let you know if the issue can be fixed or if it’s simply time to retire your old water heater and replace it with a newer model.
How Old is Your Water Heater?
Most water heaters typically last 8 – 10 years. If yours is older than that, it may be time to consider getting a new one. Some people like to wait until their current water heater stops working, but we recommend you at least think about replacing it before you run out of hot water!
Are Your Utility Bills Unusually High?
Since water heaters lose their efficiency over time, it’s not unusual to be spending more money on utilities when you have an older water heater. If you feel like your utility bills are starting to be higher than they’ve been, for no apparent reason, it may be time to think about a new water heater.
Water Heater Replacement Pros
If you have any questions at all about your water heater, reach out to us at Cathedral Plumbing! Our experts will look examine your current water heater and give you their expert opinion. If you decide water heater replacement is right for you, we’ll help you pick one that suits your needs and budget. We’ll then help get it ordered, delivered, and installed.