One of the most common signs that the homeowner may need to replace the current tank is the need for frequent repairs. If it seems like the little things keep failing and the plumber is coming out on a regular basis, it is probably time for an upgrade. While it may seem more cost efficient to tend to these “simple” repairs, it does add up after awhile and can affect performance.
An Aging Tank
Even if this plumbing appliance seems to work fine, you can potentially avoid a mishap by replacing an aging heater. Despite popular belief, there may not necessarily be any indication, such as the frequent repairs listed above before it just stops working. This may be especially so if routine maintenance has not been conducted over-the-years and if it is over a decade old. Not only can this spare potential problems in the future, but may even be able to save money in the long run.
Decreased efficiency can be a dead giveaway that it is time for a replacement. This is both in terms of functioning and energy. The homeowner may notice that the water does not get as hot as it used to or stay as hot for as long, there energy costs may be increased as well. In this case, it may be a smart idea to get things checked out. So, if you are unsure of when to replace your water heater or if it is just in need of repair, give us a call! We can handle all of your water heater maintenance and replacement needs.