Tips for Determining the Right Time to Replace a Hot Water System
In both commercial and residential establishments, a hot water system is one of the most critical plumbing fixtures, especially during the harsh winter months. Water heaters, like all of our other equipment and devices, will eventually need to be replaced. Continue reading this blog post if you’re not sure whether it’s time to replace your water heater. You’ll learn how to troubleshoot a water heater and when to replace an aging water heater in this section.
In most homes, the water heater gets a lot of use. Water heaters have a lifespan of 8 to 12 years, according to manufacturers. It varies, however, depending on the unit’s design, the quality of its installation, the severity of your local weather, and the level of care it receives. If your device is 10 years old or older, there’s a good chance it’ll have faults or won’t function as well as it might. This is also the time when the water heater may develop leaks on its base or experience a variety of electrical problems such as a tripped breaker, blown fuse, or a power outage.
When it’s time to replace your water heater, here are some questions to consider.
- How long does it take to heat the water?
- Have you seen any leaks under the water heater tank or on its pipes?
- Did you notice any moist spots around the water heater tank or pipes?
- Have you noticed a lot of sediment inside the heater?
- Is your heater prone to power outages?
If you find yourself in this situation regularly, you should reconsider your decision and replace your unit with a new one. Yes, your plumber can always fix these problems whenever they emerge, but it is safer and more practical to get a newer, higher-quality, and longer-lasting water heater, especially if the heater is already fairly old and you have used it for quite some time. You can also seek the advice and recommendations of your trusted plumber if you lack knowledge in selecting and purchasing long-lasting and high-quality heaters.
Aside from providing helpful advice, your trusted plumber may also assist you with removing the old unit and replacing it with a new one that meets the manufacturer’s specs. They have the knowledge, expertise, tools, and experience needed to install and set up numerous types of water heaters in both commercial and residential settings. They also know where the malfunctioning water heater should be appropriately disposed of in accordance with government disposal standards and rules.