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:
- 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.
- You pour yourself a glass of water and notice it has a strange color, or there is a metallic taste and smell to it.
- 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.
Angie’s List, “When Should I Replace My Water Heater?”
Bosquin, Joe, “When It’s Time for a Water Heater Replacement,” HouseLogic.com.