Ask for a New Water Heater This Holiday Season
Instead of another gift that gathers dust, why not invest in a holiday gift that adds value to the home? New water heaters make a perfect holiday gift for homeowners. The benefits of new water heater installation last long after the holiday season ends.
In this article, expert plumbers share why a new water heater is the hottest gift for homeowners this holiday season. Whether the water heater is outdated/broken or if the homeowner is simply interested in making their home more eco-friendly, a new water heater makes a practical gift for the holidays.
Warning Signs of a Broken Water Heater
The average water heater needs to be replaced every 10 years or so. New water heaters may last for even longer. As the water ages, it will need repairs more often. Keep an eye out for the following warning signs of a broken water heater.
- Discolored hot water
- Bad smelling hot water
- Noisy water heater function
- Leaky tank
- Not enough hot water
- Banging, clicking, or hissing
Water heaters that use a combustion system to heat the water can be dangerous if malfunctioning. Possible dangers of a malfunctioning water heater are burns from the high temperatures, slips and falls from leaks, electrocution, and house fires. Repairs and maintenance should be left up to a qualified water heater company.
Water Heater Replacement or Repair?
Most water heaters use a valve system, and valves can wear out and need replacement. Keeping up with annual water heater maintenance can help catch problems such as worn-out valves early to prevent total system failure. Replacing old parts and cleaning the water heater can go a long way in preventing malfunctions.
Another preventable water heater problem is the build-up of sediment within the water tank. Our water supply contains a trace amount of healthy minerals. When the water is heated inside of the tank, it can cause some of these minerals to separate into sediments.
As the sediment builds up in the water tank, it can get to be too much, affecting the water pressure and heating elements within the tank. Cleaning out the water heater tank can help prevent sediment buildup from affecting the water tank function.
Reasons to Install a New Water Heater Now
- Cut back on energy costs
- Reduce carbon emissions
- Spend less time on maintenance
- Cut back on repair costs
- Have more hot water for bathing
- New water heaters are safer
The new water heaters on the market are more eco-friendly and have longer-lasting performance than old water heaters. They also have safer performance, resulting in fewer accidents. Some homeowners are switching to tankless water heaters, which waste zero energy.
Comparing the costs of keeping up with repairs, time-consuming maintenance, and high utility bills, installing a new water heater can be more cost-effective than repairing an old one. New water heater installation can also raise the home value.
About Shamrock Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Inc.
Shamrock Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Inc. has been proud to serve the Orlando community with affordable, high-quality plumbing services since 2003. They are well-known in their community for their fair prices and outstanding service. Give them a call today for a water heater service near you!