A properly functioning water heater is crucial to daily life, whether it’s bathing, washing clothes, or washing dishes, life without hot water can be inconvenient and uncomfortable. If your water heater starts malfunctioning or you’ve noticed your water doesn’t get as hot or stay as hot anymore, it’s time to call Larry’s for a water heater diagnostic. Whether it’s maintenance, repairs, or full installations, Larry’s Plumbing has you covered for your hot water needs.
How do I know it’s time for a water heater replacement?
- Your water heater is over 10 years old: Typically, water heaters under 10 years old can be repaired, but if your water heater is a decade or more old, then it’s probably time for a replacement!
- Your tank is leaking: Nobody likes a leak! Eventually, your water heater tank will start to fail. If you notice your tank leaking, it’s important to act fast. Tank leaks can lead to serious water damage, especially if your water heater is located somewhere inside your home, leading to damage to your walls, floors, and ceilings.
- You have discolored water: Over time, sediment will accumulate inside your water heater tank leading to discolored or rusty water coming through your plumbing.
- You have water temperature problems: The whole point of a water heater is so that you can enjoy warm and hot water when you need it. If you are dealing with cold water or water that doesn’t stay up to temperature, then it may be time for a replacement.
When choosing a new water heater, you have two main types to choose from. If you are having trouble deciding what model is best for your home, the team at Larry’s Plumbing can help you find a model that suits your needs.
Conventional Water Heaters:
Conventional water heaters store their water supply in a large tank. The water inside the tank is kept up to temperature. When water is used, it is replenished in the tank and heated. When a lot of hot water is used, it can take time for your water heater to replenish itself.
Tankless Water Heaters:
Tankless water heaters only heat water as it is needed. Since tankless heaters aren’t constantly heating water, these models are more energy efficient than conventional models.
If you are having problems with your water heater, or it is close to or over 10 years old, it’s time to call Larry’s Plumbing. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Call us today to replace your water heater with one that you can count on to serve you reliably for years to come and will save you money with its top-notch efficiency.