Water Heater Replacement – Is It Time?
Your water heater is one of those appliances that you don’t appreciate until it stops working – you know, when you can’t shower or clean your dishes because the water is ice cold, or when you find an unexpected flood in your basement.
The good news is that your water heater will usually give you advanced warning to let you know it’s in trouble before the worst happens.
Signs that your water heater may need to be replaced sooner than later:
- Higher energy bills – If your bills are getting higher even though heating oil or propane prices haven’t changed much, your water heater is probably losing efficiency – one of the most common signs of declining performance.
- Leaks and rusty water – Water under your tank or rusty water coming from it are often signs that your water heater is corroding from the inside out.
- Water stains – If you begin to see new signs of hard water, such as white stains on your silverware and glassware, it could be indicating a buildup of lime in your tank – a problem that will reduce efficiency and shorten the lifespan of your water heater.
- Strange sounds – Growling or gurgling sounds in your storage tank are usually a sign of sediment build-up – a problem that eventually lead to costly water heater repairs or a premature replacement if it is not addressed.
- Age – A storage water heater (one with a tank) will last about 10 years on average, assuming it is properly maintained by a professional.
As you can see, many water heater problems are caused by storing water – one of the reasons why tankless water heaters are such a smart solution. Not only will a propane tankless water heater operate up to 30 percent more efficiently than storage heaters from a footprint the size of a small suitcase, it will also eliminate complications from rust and sediment build-up. And while they do cost more to install than conventional water heaters, you will save money on your bills and have a piece of home comfort equipment that will last almost as long as your mortgage.
Water heater installations in Wyoming County, PA
If you’re experiencing these or any other problems with your water heater, it could be time for a new, high-efficiency water heater installation. Our water heater experts will help you choose a model that’s the right fit for your space, use, and budget, then install it quickly and correctly so you can get back to your hot showers and dry basement.
In the market for a new water heater? Ace-Robbins has them! Contact us today to learn more, or to get a FREE, no-obligation estimate on a new Rinnai propane tankless water heater or oil-fired conventional water heaters from Bradford White.