Replacing a Residential Water Heater? Here’s How to Determine the Best One
Don’t Wait For a Complete Failure
Most people wait for their existing water heater to fail completely before they replace it with a new water heater simply because they are unaware of the signs of a gradually failing water heater. It is crucial that you know when your water heater is on its last leg to avoid damage and disruption. Be alert for these four indicators that clearly convey that your existing water heater is about to fail:
If you discover any of these signs, start exploring your options to identify a heater that best suits your needs.
What is The Average Lifespan of Residential Water Heaters?
The service life of any well-maintained residential water heater ranges from 8 to 10 years depending on the quality of water and the design of the unit. If your water heater is older than a decade, has a leaky base and does not heat water as efficiently as before, it is probably time to install a new water heater.
Know What Resides in Your Water Heater
A water heater over 10 years old can have buildup of sediment caused by city water quality and a deteriorating anode rod inside the water heater. When this happens, the water coming into your home can be contaminated, discolored, and affect the overall cleanliness and taste.
Replace or Repair?
If you water heater is not working efficiently, you can have it repaired and extend its service life with regular maintenance depending on your make and the quality of installation. If a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse is not the cause of your water heater’s failure, you can have it checked for the following:
However, if your water heater has surpassed the life expectancy suggested by the manufacturer, it is time to replace your unit.
Points to Consider When a Replacement Becomes Necessary
When replacing your existing unit consider upgrading to an energy-efficient unit. Check the following factors to ensure that you make the right choice:
The label on either side of your existing unit will reveal important information like the tank capacity, model, installation guidelines, serial number, wattage capacity, working pressure, and voltage. This information will serve as a guideline when searching for a similar unit or an upgraded version.
Common Water Heater Problems and Possible Solutions
If you are replacing your existing unit, consider a tankless water heater or a recirculating pump to avoid the above-mentioned issues.
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Safety Precautions for Residential Water Heaters
Reasons to Rely on Service Champions When Selecting a New Water Heater
When you purchase a water heater from Service Champions, you can be sure of:
Every Service Champions’ water heater comes with a “No-Change-Order Guarantee” which ensures a single, upfront price. There is zero difference in the estimate you receive and the price you pay.
If you are not 100% satisfied with the service we have provided we will refund all of your money. If our technicians smoke or swear in your home; are not drug-free; do not wear medical shoe covers or leave your home without cleaning up, you do not pay for the service.Repair
We guarantee the parts we replace on your equipment are fixed right. Any parts we replace come with a 2 year parts & labor warranty. If you are an MVP Member when we replace a part & stay on the program continuously, that part comes with a lifetime parts & labor warranty.Replacement
We guarantee that all the equipment we have installed will perform as we have stated. If during the first two years the system does not heat or cool your home to your satisfaction, we will remove it and return 100% of your investment.
Service Champions offers low monthly payments plans so that you can leave your existing lines of credit open for other uses.
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