Don’t give your water heater the cold shoulder: a well-maintained water heater can last 12 years or more. If yours isn’t operating as well as it used to, it may be time to schedule your annual water heater maintenance or install a new unit.
Does Your Water Heater Need Maintenance?
Are you scheduling annual tuneups for your water heater? A water heater that is regularly maintained can save you 12-15% on your energy bills and help you avoid surprise breakdowns.
Here are some signs that it’s time to give your water heater some TLC:
- Hot water turning cold faster than it used to
- Rust-colored water coming out of your faucets
- Rust forming on top of your water heater
- Wet floor or walls near your water heater
- Popping noises coming from your water heater while the water is being heated
A New Water Heater Will Save You Money
If it’s time to replace your water heater, consider replacing your traditional unit with a tankless water heater. It uses less energy and will reduce your utility bills.
A tankless water heater uses less electricity or natural gas, and it will warm water more quickly than a traditional water heater. This means you’ll save money and have more hot water longer. A tankless water heater is also an excellent option for smaller homes because it takes up less space than a traditional water heater.
National regulations are now mandating more efficient home appliances. Installing a new water heater will help you meet the new energy efficiency requirements and start saving money on your heating bills now.