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 tune-ups for your Utah home’s 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
There are many possible causes of a faulty water heater. The first thing a homeowner needs to check is whether the circuit breaker is on and is not tripped. An old or faulty circuit breaker may require servicing if it trips too often. Otherwise, resetting the circuit breaker or the high-temperature cutoff is typically enough to resolve the lack of hot water.
If your water heater shows any of the more dire signs listed above, calling in a Whipple Service Champions technician to assess the appliance’s condition and make the necessary water heater repairs is advised, especially when it is winter and having hot water is more important than ever.
A New Water Heater Will Save You Money
If it’s time to replace your Utah home’s water heater, consider replacing your traditional unit with a tank-less water heater. It uses less energy and will reduce your utility bills.
A tank-less 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 tank-less 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.