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Water Heater Replacement: What Every Homeowner Should Know

Water heaters are something that a lot of people take for granted. They provide hot water for showers, dishes, and other needs around the home, but they’re rarely thought of until they’re not working right. If your water heater has started getting your attention, here’s what you need to know about water heater replacement.

How Old Is Your Water Heater?

Age has a lot to do with whether you’ll replace your unit. Typically, older models are designed to last about 10-15 years. Newer, more energy-efficient models may last up to 20 years. If yours is more than a decade old and needs serious repair, replacement might be the better option.

Common Signs Your Water Heater Needs to Be Replaced

There are many indicators that something is wrong with your system. Some may be simple enough to repair, while others could be costly or complex. There are also indicators that it might be time to replace the unit:

  • Strange noises during the operation
  • A total failure of the operation
  • Rusty water coming out of your taps
  • A lack of sufficient hot water
  • Condensation or leaks around the unit

If you notice any of these signs or others that are affecting the use of your hot water, call a professional for assistance and expert advice.

Water Heater Replacement Considerations

So you’ve decided it’s time to replace that old water heater. What now? A simple search for “new water heaters” or a stroll down your local home improvement store’s plumbing aisle could make your head spin with all the selections. Fortunately, that’s another area where an expert can help. A plumbing and heating specialist can help you determine:

Your budget will also factor into this equation, but price shouldn’t be your main focus. You want to choose a reliable system that’s going to give you years of use. If you want to save even more, choose an energy-efficient model or a tankless hot water system to cut down on future usage and energy bills, too.

Installation and Warranties

Make sure that you also leave the installation to the professionals. They will be able to install your system and make sure it’s functional. The unit should also include a warranty from the manufacturer and a guarantee from your installer, giving you peace of mind that if anything comes up, it’ll be taken care of.

Reach out to the experts at Elk Grove Village Sewer & Plumbing, to discuss your water heater replacement needs today.

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