When Should You Consider Replacing Your Water Heater?

When to replace your water heater can be a tricky thing to determine. Certainly, if the heater undergoes a catastrophic failure – if the tank itself is breached for instance – then it’s clear you need to get a new one. But what if the signs are more subtle? When should you consider replacing your water heater? If you need any help making a decision, call Ideal Services Heating & Cooling (919) 887-9680  to learn more about our water heater replacement services.

The easiest and most overt sign is the presence of rust on the heater itself. Water heaters have anode rods to prevent rust and corrosion, but they lose effectiveness over time, and the water heater itself becomes vulnerable. Rust on the heater means that a breach is likely sooner rather than later. You’ll need to get it replaced, or else you may be looking at a major mess when the heater finally does rupture.

Similarly, if you find yourself pouring money into repair after repair, there may come a time when it’s just not worth it anymore. This is particularly true if your water heater is older and with a lot of years under its belt. In and of itself, an old water heater doesn’t merit replacement. But an old water heater with recurring problems? That’s a sign of trouble.

Along those lines, if you find the effectiveness of your water heater going down – waiting a long time to warm your water or failing to warm it at all – then you might want to think about a replacement. In those circumstances, a trained technician can ascertain the problem and let you know whether you can repair it or not.

The good news is that you have a reliable service to handle your water heater replacement service. Ideal Services Heating & Cooling has the expertise to take a look at your water heater and let you know if you should repair it or simply install a new one. We can guide you through your options and perform the installation with maximum efficiency. Contact us today!

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