If you are like most people, you envision the flood and water damage that waiting too long to do water heater replacement can entail. That may have you wondering if you should do it even when it is working just fine. Since most water heaters have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years, if yours is close to this age, you may be getting a bit antsy. However, take a few minutes to consider the following before immediately going this route.
- Location – Where is your water heater? If it is either in a spot where leaking water would not harm anything or you have a water heater leak alarm or drainage system, you won’t need to worry as much about your water heater leaking. However, if you travel away from home a lot, you may still want to consider water heater replacement. Keep in mind also that when a water heater fails, it doesn’t always have this symptom.
- Age – Yes, age is important. If your water heater is 10-15 years old or more, it is time to start searching for a more efficient replacement. By making this move, you could start saving 30% or more on water heating costs!
- Function – Another reason to consider water heater replacement is if you find that you continually run out of hot water. Switching to a larger water heater may be easier than nagging your teenagers to shorten their showers or racing to be the first one into the bathroom in the morning.
If you are wondering if you need water heater replacement, call us at Wayne’s Plumbing Repair. Wayne will always give you an honest assessment about your home’s water heater and what condition it is in. He will help with maintenance and/or repairs to keep it running longer or provide water heater replacement if that is what you choose. We have been serving the plumbing needs of those in the Charlotte, North Carolina area since 1991.