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Is It Time to Replace My Water Heater?

If we were to ask you how you’d choose to spend a few hundred dollars of your hard earned money, “Replacing my water heater” would likely not be the first answer to spring to mind. At some point, though, every homeowner is going to require a water heater replacement. The key is to ensuring that you get the most out of your existing water heater, while also replacing the system before it fails on you completely.

We’ve put together a few tips to help you decide if a water heater replacement in Clearwater, FL is necessary. Be sure to contact us with any questions that you may have. If a water heater replacement is in order, you can trust us to do the job properly every step of the way.

System Age

Like any other mechanical system or appliance, a water heater of any make or model has a finite lifespan. Homeowners obviously want to get the best return on the investment that they make in their household appliances, so they’ll often use their water heaters until they are simply no longer functional. Doing so may mean without hot water for a bit, though, while a broken down system is replaced. Tank water heaters generally last 10 ti 15 years, with tankless systems lasting over 20. If your water heater is beyond its expected lifespan, you may want to start thinking about a replacement.

Condition of the System

Do you see rust on your water heater? Have you noticed water pooling around the system? If so, you may have a leak in your water heater. If the leak is in a pipe or connection, then it can likely be repaired by your plumber. However, once a tank starts to leak, repairs are out of the question. We have fairly corrosive water here in Florida, so such issues are definitely something to be aware of.

System Efficiency

Are you paying more and more to heat water for your home? Did you purchase an inefficient water heater because it was all that you could afford at the time? Even if a system is running just fine, you may want to replace it with a more efficient water heater if you can afford the initial cost. You can recoup that cost over time in energy savings.

Schedule your water heater services with the professional plumbers at Experts Plumbing Services, LLC.

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