In our last article, we discussed how long you can reasonably expect your home’s water heater to last. But what about replacing it? How do you know when is the right time to get rid of the old water heater and invest in a new one? The following are a few of the signs that indicate it’s time for a water heater replacement.
As we mentioned last time, water heaters are not immortal. If your water heater is approaching or surpassing this range, it’s wise to start exploring replacement options.
As water heaters age, they become less efficient in heating water. Inefficient heating requires more energy to produce the same amount of hot water, costing you more in the long run.
Leaks and puddles around your water heater are never a good sign. They usually suggest a crack or a fault in the tank. Even a small leak can quickly escalate and cause significant water damage to your home. Don’t ignore this warning sign – it’s time to consider a replacement.
Are you calling a repair technician every few months to address water heater issues? Constant breakdowns and repairs can quickly add up in terms of both time and money. At some point, it becomes more financially sensible to invest in a new water heater than to continue patching up an old one.
If you are worried about having to invest money into a new water heater, remember that modern water heaters come with advanced features that improve efficiency and convenience. If your current water heater lacks these features, such as energy-saving settings or smart technology, upgrading could be a smart choice for the long run.