July 28, 2016

Should I Replace My Water Heater?

The age of your water heater is the biggest indication that it might be time for a replacement. As we approach average life expectancy, a few common issues tend to pop up. It’s important to keep an eye on your water heater, and call MoreVent if you see or experience anything out of the ordinary.
One of the biggest things we hear is that a client isn’t getting hot water, or that the hot water is running out a lot faster than usual. As water heaters get older, the sediment from our water falls to the bottom and increases over time. As that sediment increases, the water heater has less ability to produce the hot water you require.  
The worst-case scenario is walking into your basement to find an inch or two of water. Unfortunately, this is the case for 8 out of 10 water heaters that we replace.  It’s an extremely stressful situation for a homeowner, and one that can most likely be avoided by an annual check-up and by checking out the water heater for moisture and rust whenever you are in the basement.
I also highly recommend asking our MoreVent technicians to take a look at your water heater when we are visiting your home for an HVAC check-up. It’s no charge, and we are always happy to do it.
The best thing you can do for your water heater is to think preventatively. You will save yourself time, money, and a major headache in the future.

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