Your water heater is an necessary part of your home; after all, it is responsible for producing all the warm water you and your family use on a daily basis for cooking, rinsing, and bathing. While most water heaters are intended to survive for years with considerably infrequent issues, water heater issues can—and do—still arise.
Common Water Heater Problems
If you detect any of the following issues with your water heater, it’s time to call a trained plumber to pinpoint the problem:
- Water seepage from the top or bottom of of the water heater
- Water temperature can’t be controlled by adjusting the thermostat
- Water takes awfully long to reheat
- Low water pressure
- Water heater is making popping, whistling, banging, knocking, or various unusual noises
- Your water looks dirty or rusty
- Your water has a bad odor Pilot light or burner won’t light or keeps going out (applies to gas water heaters)
When you call Simply Green Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter about a water heater issue, we’ll dispatch a professional technician to evaluate the issue and provide you with recommendations on resolving the problem. If repairs are needed, we will provide you with an estimate on the price to do so. If we find the issues cannot be fixed, or that it’s less expensive in the long run to replace your water heater, we’ll advise you of options.
When To Replace Your Water Heater
While some water heater issues, such as sediment accumulation, can be taken care of quite quickly with water heater repairs, other issues might involve complete water heater replacement. The overall age and operation of your water heater will additionally play a role in deciding whether you should have your system replaced.
You may want to consider replacing your water heater if your water heater:
- Is more than 8 to 12 years old (depending on the manufacturer’s specifications)
- Is not very efficient and you want to lower your energy expenses
- There is corrosion or rust built up on or inside your water heater
- Is seeping, since leaks in this piece of equipment cannot be repaired.
For water heater replacement, you have numerous choices:
- Conventional storage tank water heater
- Tankless water heater
- Heat pump water heater
- Solar powered water heater
- Condensing water heater
Each type has its pros and cons. Simply Green can supply you with recommendations to assess your options and decide on the type of water heater that’s appropriate for you and your family.
If you were content with your old water heater’s performance, you may just want to replace it with the same or similar type. Manufacturers are always improving their water heaters, so even if you replace the broken one with a related model, you’ll get more efficient performance.
If you need Water Heater Repair service, we can help you. Email us today for more information.
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