Of all the appliances that you use to make your home a more convenient and comfortable place to live, your water heater in North Seattle, WA just may be the hardest working of all. There will come a point when any water heater will be unable to handle the work that is demanded of it. When that time comes, you can count on our technicians handle your water heater replacement properly.
When will you know that this time has arrived, though? After all, you really don’t want to wait for your system to break down entirely before you schedule repairs, right? Here are a few tips to help you determine if the time has come for a water heater replacement.
If your system is at or beyond its projected lifespan, then you may want to go ahead and replace it now. No mechanical system or appliance will last forever, and this includes your water heater. Tank water heaters will generally last between 10-15 years. Tankless models have somewhat longer lifespans, often exceeding 20 years. If your water heater is hitting these numbers, then replacing your water heater — especially before winter arrives — can help you to avoid a complete breakdown and a period without access to hot water.
If you just want to use a different type of system, that right there is more than enough reason to schedule a replacement. Perhaps you’ve got some money set aside and want to invest in a tankless water heater, that can help you to save even more money in the long term. Maybe you’re ready to invest in solar technology and a solar water heater. Whatever the case, we’ll make sure that you have the water heater that you really want.
If your water heater is showing signs of corrosion or requires frequent repairs, we strongly suggest that you invest in a new system. A corroded water heater, particularly one showing signs of corrosion on the tank, may not be viable for much longer. If you are spending money on repairs at all frequently, that money may be best diverted towards the cost of a new system.
If you want a new water heater, call the pros here at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric.