Hot water is a luxury most of us take for granted until it starts coming out of the tap with a rusty hue or it doesn’t come out at all. If your home or business’s hot water is cold and rusted, then you need to start thinking about a water heater replacement immediately.
Like any appliance, water heaters won’t last forever. In fact, consider yourself lucky if yours has lasted longer than 10 years since it’s exceeded the projected service life already. But you are pushing your luck if you continue to operate this obsolete piece of machinery because it’s only a matter of time before it springs a leak and causes all kinds of other problems.
We understand that replacing a water heater can be an overwhelming process for many home and business owners in the area. That’s why SE Lowery Electric is here to help. We have completed more successful water heater replacements than any other company in the area. We are also available to help you assess the hot water needs of your commercial or residential building and select the ideal replacement water heater.
For a free estimate on our water heater replacement services, give SE Lowery Electric a call today. Don’t wait until your water heater has sprung a leak or stopped working altogether.
Knowing When it’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater
We rely on our water heaters at all hours of the day, every day. Whether it’s to take a shower, wash the dishes or keep our clothes clean, you typically don’t realize how much you need a working water heater until it’s totally broken down. Of course, you don’t have to wait until you are high and dry to replace your water heater. In fact, being proactive about replacing your water heater can save you from paying for temporary repairs, water damage restoration and things of that nature.
So, to save you some cash, here’s what you need to look for to know for certain that it’s time to replace your water heater.
The average lifespan of an electric water heater is anywhere is anywhere from eight to twelve years. If your heater is somewhere in that range and it’s going to cost more to get it constant repairs in the long run than it is to replace it outright.
High energy bills
Some water heaters can last for two whole decades, which isn’t necessarily a good thing. Older water heaters not only use out-of-date, less efficient systems, they also have sediment built up inside of their tanks, which means they have to work even harder to heat up the water. Water heaters can account for up to 25 percent of a building’s energy use, so if you are tired of paying high electric bills every month, replacing your water heater is worth your while.
Less hot water
If your water heater can’t keep up with your hot water demands, it’s time for an upgrade.