Even if you have properly cared for and maintained the water heater in your Tooele, Utah, home through the years, eventually it will give out, and you will need water heater replacement.
Standard water heaters last about eight to 12 years, on average. You may notice signs of yours starting to give out, such as reduced water flow, less hot water available or even leaks. Some of these problems can be rectified by draining the tank and removing the sediment, but eventually, sooner or later, the time will come for water heater replacement.
As much as we all want to get every last drop of service out of our investments, it’s not a good idea to wait on a sputtering water heater, especially if it’s leaking. An old or leaking water tank could give out suddenly, spilling 40-60 gallons of water into your basement and destroying items you’ve stored down there, as well as priming the area for dangerous mold and mildew growth.
When you’re in the market for a new water heater, you’ll want to consider whether you would like another tank-style heater or a tankless one. Tankless water heaters last much longer than tank-style — around 20 years. They’re more efficient and you’ll save a lot on energy costs, because a tankless water heater heats your water on demand; it doesn’t keep the water hot 24/7 for when you need it. And you don’t have to wait for it to heat up; it’s instantaneous.
However, a tankless water heater is not for everyone. A couple would probably do well with a tankless water heater, but once you add children into the mix and extra laundry, you may need two of them to do the job.
For that reason, if you are considering moving in the near future, a tankless water heater may be a drawback to prospective buyers with children.
But take heart; even a new tank-style water heater will save energy and water, because newer models are more efficient than older ones.
Whether you need water heater replacement or just maintenance or repair, call on the technicians at My Buddy the Plumber Heating and Air in Tooele, Utah. We can provide you with regular maintenance of your water heater so that it lasts as long as it should. This saves you money in the long run. It also helps ensure you will not get up one morning at 5:30 to a cold shower before work.
We can flush your water heater, remove sediment and get it in tip-top working condition with our water heater repair and maintenance services. But all good things come to an end, so when you need water heater replacement, My Buddy the Plumber Heating and Air is here for you. Don’t have hot water? Call us.
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