Did you know that water heaters should be replaced after about 10 years of age? This number can vary greatly depending on the condition of the system, but most manufacturers set the lifespan of a water heater at around 10-15 years. If you’re still deciding whether to replace your water heater or if you need help figuring out which type to purchase, your local technicians can help, but we’ve put together a short guide that may help you judge for yourself.
Signs You Should Replace Your Water Heater
We recommend replacing an older water heater as soon as you start to notice problems that cannot be repaired by a technician, or once it reaches about 10-15 years of age. But there are a few other signs that may indicate a need to replace. If the water heater does not heat the water long enough for the length of your showers, for example, a water heater replacement may be necessary as it might be undersized. Frequent repairs and high bills are additional signs of a water heater aging out.
Tank or Tankless
These are the two most common types of water heater installations found in homes, and it can be difficult to choose between the two if you are more used to one or the other. Tank water heaters are still excellent choices, but ultimately, a tankless unit will save you a lot more money over time (if properly sized and installed).
Sizing Your Water Heater
When you need a new water heater, you should always trust a professional to help you select one that is the proper size. If you get one that is too small, you may not have enough hot water for your family member’s needs. But if it’s too large, you are spending too much on your monthly bills and on the initial installation. With a tankless water heater, you should know that you may need more than one unit for a larger household.
In Pickering, you can trust the technicians at Advantage Airtech to handle your water heater installation professionally and help you find the unit that is best for your home. Call us today!