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When Should I Replace My Water Heater?

In terms of excitement, replacing your water heater may not be the first way in which you want to spend your money. It is important that you remember just how much you use your water heater, though. All year long, this appliance provides you with the hot water that you need to bathe, do the laundry, wash your dishes, and clean around the house.

That means that the water heater is one of the hardest working appliances in any home. Ideally, you’ll schedule your water heater replacement before the appliance breaks down entirely. That way, you can avoid any period of extreme inconvenience.

3 Top Considerations

We are going to count down the top 3 factors to consider when it comes to replacing your water heater in Bloomington, IL. Keep these in mind, and you’ll have a good idea of when to replace your system. When you decide to do so, make it our number that you dial.

3. Efficiency. You may think that your water heater doesn’t need to be replaced just because it is up and running. Is it running efficiently, though? While replacing an appliance that is functional may seem counterintuitive to many of us, replacing an inefficient water heater with a newer model can really help to save money in the long run.

2Reliability. One of the most common mistakes that homeowners make is believing that just because something can be fixed means that it is worth fixing. If you have a water heater with a great efficiency rating that is having trouble for the first time a few years into its life, then by all means schedule repairs. If you have a system that is inefficient even when working properly, is getting old, or requires repairs frequently, then replacing it may be the better option.

1. Age. We all have to accept that our water heaters are mechanical systems. Like any other such system, they have finite lifespans. If your water heater is nearing the end of its projected lifespan, you may want to replace it and let it go out on a high note.

If you’re thinking about replacing your water heater, contact a member of the Pipeworks Inc. team to schedule service.


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