Water HeaterShould I Replace My Water Heater?

tank-water-heaterQuick, think of the most exciting way in which you could spend a decent chunk of your hard-earned cash! If we were to follow up on this question and ask if “replacing my water heater” was your answer, you’d probably stop reading this post right now. We understand that replacing a water heater may not be all that exciting an investment to make, but it is one that can prove hugely beneficial for you, your budget, and the day to day operations of your home.

The fact of the matter is that a malfunctioning water heater in Snohomish, WA is a serious problem — though not as serious as one that has broken down entirely. When do you stop repairing, though, and opt for a replacement? When do you call it quits with your water heater in order to prevent a total breakdown in the near future? There is no right answer to these questions, unfortunately. What we have to offer, though, are a number of tips to help you to determine if a water heater replacement is your best course of action.

Is Your Water Heater Getting Very Old?

We all love to invest in an appliance or comfort system and to get a very long service life out of that equipment. It is important to keep in mind, however, that no appliance or mechanical system in general is going to last forever. This applies to your water heater, certainly. Water heaters have no off-season, and they work hard each and every day of the year. It should come as no surprise that a water heater will incur a lot of wear and tear over the years. If your system is approaching its expected termination date, or if it has already surpassed its life expectancy, you may want to let it go out on a high note and replace it today.

Is Your System Costing a Lot to Run?

End of lifespan is not the only consideration when it comes to your water heater’s age. You should also think about how all of the wear and tear on that system has affected its overall energy efficiency. Even with routine maintenance, your system has likely lost a step or two over the years. Maybe it is so old that efficiency standards at the time of manufacture weren’t as rigid as today. Maybe you bought a relatively inefficient system at the time of purchase because funds were tight. No matter what the case, replacing your system with a more efficient water heater can help you to save money moving forward.

Is It the System of Your Dreams?

Okay, that may be a little melodramatic. The fact is, though, that you have a lot of options available in terms of water heaters these days. Do you want to try out a highly efficient, long lasting tankless water heater? Does a solar water heater appeal to your sensibilities? Just because you inherited a water heater with your home doesn’t mean that you are stuck with that design. Give us a call to discuss all of your available options if your existing system leaves something to be desired.

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