Originally Published in May 2018
Hot water is a necessity for homeowners in Carrollton, Georgia. With that said, you undoubtedly want to ensure that it keeps flowing in your home. To protect your comfort, watch for these three warning signs that you need a new water heater.
Your Water Heater Has Major Leaks
If your hot water heater has a single leak, it’s likely repairable. But if it has multiple leaks, you probably need a new unit. If you notice standing water around your hot water heater, it’s time to take action. To avoid wasting water, driving up utility bills and further damaging your hot water heater, a professional will need to inspect it thoroughly.
Your Water Heater Isn’t Producing Hot Water
Turning on the shower to get ready for work only to find there’s no hot water is never fun, even in early spring. You don’t want to start your day taking a cold shower in a cold bathroom. Remember, your hot water heater might take a few minutes to produce hot water during cool nighttime conditions. But if it doesn’t produce any hot water, there’s an issue.
Your Water Heater is Starting to Show Its Age
As with everything else that ages, including your HVAC system, your hot water heater will eventually start to lose efficiency. If your home’s hot water heater is 10 to 15 years old, start saving for a new unit. If your hot water heater is more than 15 years old, you definitely need to install a newer and more efficient model soon.
Don’t wait until your basement floods or you’re not receiving hot water to think about whether you need a new hot water heater. Contact Merrell & Associates to schedule your new hot water heater installation. If you require an emergency hot water heater repair, our team of service technicians can perform that too.
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