Water Heater

You don’t realize how important your water heater is to your daily life until something goes wrong. And there comes a time when enough is enough with repairs and it’s time to replace your old water heater with a new one.

Here are three signs that your water heater is starting to going on the fritz:

  1. It’s early morning and you’re running late. You turn on the hot water in the shower only to be greeted with ice cold water that won’t heat up.
  2. You pour yourself a glass of water and notice it has a strange color, or there is a metallic taste and smell to it.
  3. When checking on your water heater, you notice water leaking or pooling around the unit.

These are all tell-tale signs that it may be time to invest in a new water heater. Here’s what you need to know when you’re in the market for a new water heater:

  • If you have a conventional water heater and it’s close to 10-15 years old, it’s nearing the end of its lifespan.
  • Today’s water heaters can save you money on your water and utility bills. Newer models are 20% more efficient and can save you up to $700 during the newer model’s lifespan.
  • Tankless, solar-powered, and heat pump water heaters can save you even more money over the lifetime of the new unit. Plus, you may qualify for a federal tax credit.

Call us now and let us help you understand if it is time to repair or replace your unit. Save $100 off a new water heater when you call us at McLoughlin Heating, Plumbing and Cooling. Don’t forget, if you place your order by 3 p.m., Monday-Friday, in most cases, we’ll install your water heater on the same day! Contact us at 610-649-8080 or fill out our online form.

Sources:
Angie’s List, “When Should I Replace My Water Heater?”
Bosquin, Joe, “When It’s Time for a Water Heater Replacement,” HouseLogic.com.