Even if your water heater is not that old yet, but has been giving you trouble and the issues, it might be time to get a new one if your old unit cannot be repaired or it is more costly to repair than replace. New, modern water heaters are designed to save you money by offering improved energy efficiency and longer lifespans.
How Do You Know If It's Time to Replace Your Water Heater?
Is your traditional tank water heater approaching the end of its useful lifespan—about 8 to 12 years? If so, it might be time to consider replacing it.
TIP: Discover 4 signs that your water heater may need to be replaced here.
Signs That Your Water Heater May Need to Be Replaced
1) Rusty-Colored Water
Any time your home’s water is not perfectly clear, you have a problem on your hands. If your water appears brownish in color, then it could be a sign your water heater is too badly rusted and it's time to get a new unit.
2) Smelly Water
You probably do not think to smell your water all too often; however, if you notice something off, take note of it. A broken water heater typically causes tap water to have a metallic scent and taste to it.
3) Noises From Heater
Pops and cracks coming from inside the water heater are cause for concern. You may even hear these noises while you are in a completely different room. Take action because components could have come loose or mineral deposits are banging around inside there.
4) Water Leaking
Check on your water heater every so often to look for any water that may be pooling. When puddles start developing on the floor around it, then you have a leak on your hands that needs to be addressed right away.
Always have warm water accessible in your household and repair your water heater promptly. Find a professional to repair it for you by contacting Power Pro Plumbing at (800) 260-7187.
How to Choose the Right Water Heater for Your Home
Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing a new water heater:
- Type: If your home would benefit from a tankless water heater, this could be a great option. Tankless water heaters are typically smaller and more efficient than their traditional counterparts. They also offer instantaneous hot water. However, if you use a lot of hot water on a daily basis, a traditional tank-based unit might be better suited for your needs. If you are a business owner, you’ll want to take a look at commercial water heater options. Discover how you can get $150 off a new commercial water heater.
- Fuel Source: Whether you choose a standard water heater or a high-efficiency model, you will have several fuel options, including gas, electric, or solar. While solar is by far the most energy-efficient, it is also the most expensive to install. Traditional gas-fueled water heaters are generally the most popular—and one of the most affordable to operate. However, they do typically cost more upfront than electric models.
- Size: This is perhaps one of the most crucial things to keep in mind when choosing a new water heater. No matter the type, a water heater that is too small will not meet your needs and one that is too large will waste energy—and money. You’ll want to consider the size of your home or business, the amount of hot water you and your family or employees use, and choose a new water heater accordingly.
- Cost: Cost is obviously a big concern for most people choosing a new water heater. You’ll want to take into account both the upfront costs (the price of the unit itself, as well as installation costs) and the overall cost to run the new water heater. Energy-efficient models may cost a bit more upfront, but can save you a great deal of money in the long run, especially if you tend to use a lot of hot water on a daily or monthly basis.
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