Water heaters are durable pieces of equipment. But of course, they cannot last forever. While your water heater may seem to be performing just fine for now, you may be surprised to learn that any water heater over 10 years old is at risk of sudden failure. Older water heaters tend to be inefficient and they may be more likely to need repairs unexpectedly. Is it time to replace your water heater? Check out our guide to find out whether you should make the call to a local technician today.
When it’s time to replace
Many technicians, manufacturers and environmental agencies recommend replacing a water heater every ten years. Of course, this is not a clear-cut rule that must be followed in every circumstance. You might choose to replace your water heater sooner if you notice issues with it or later if a technician says that everything is good to go for another year. While it’s tough to say in your particular circumstance when you should replace your water heater, there are a few points we give customers trying to decide if when it’s time to replace.
- When there are too many repairs needed. If you seem to be making way too many repairs and the costs are adding up quickly, it may be a better idea to replace the water heater now rather than spending too much money on a system that does not work reliably.
- When the system doesn’t provide enough hot water. If your water heater tends to run out of hot water in the middle of a shower, it may not have been the right size for your home to begin with. A new system will provide better comfort and convenience for you and your family.
- If your water heater is inefficient. New water heaters have energy-saving features that help you cut back on your bills. If your water heater is over 10-15 years old, it’s worth it to replace your system with a more efficient unit that will help you and reduce your environmental impact.
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