Is It Better to Repair or Replace Your Water Heater?
Every water heater eventually reaches the end of its life. Still, it’s natural for homeowners to want to extend the lifespan of their system for as long as possible before shelling out for a new one.
However, sometimes, replacement makes the most sense, and here’s how to know.
You should replace your water heater if it’s over 15 years old with a more efficient one.
If the water tank shows signs of rust, replacement is the only option.
If the cost to fix your current water heater is 50% or more than the cost of a new unit, getting a new system makes more financial sense.
Our experts will inspect your system and determine if it’s worth repairing it or if replacement is the better option.
Signs You Need Water Heater May Be Failing
Your water heater is one of the most valuable appliances in the home and one of the most used.
So, it’s good to become familiar with the signs that your water heater might be giving out so you can prepare for a new installation before it fails.
Here’s what to watch out for.
- Discolored or rusty water
- Decreased water temperature
- Sudden rise in energy bills
- Water leaking from the tank
- Strange noises like popping or rumbling coming from the tank
Call the pros at Grand Canyon Home Services to inspect your system if you see any of these signs. We will inspect your hot water tank and determine whether it can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced.
What You Should Know About Water Heater Boosters
Some days, you need a little more time in the shower to get motivated for the morning or wash away the after-work stress. But, if you have a large family or your water heater is too small, you might find the hot water doesn’t last as long as you want.
This is where a water heater booster can help.
What is a water heater booster?
Simply put, a water heater or water tank booster is an electronic device that attaches to your pre-existing electric or gas water heater, and it works similarly to a tankless water heater to heat water on an as-needed basis.
These systems activate when they sense the water temperature dropping from usage and heating the water again.
Depending on the booster, you can extend your hot water heaters capacity by up to 70 percent. And as a bonus, these systems speed up the time it takes for the tank to replenish the hot water supply.
If you’re not ready to invest in a tankless water heater but need a little hot water help, these systems might be the perfect solution.
To find out if you can benefit from a water heater booster, call Grand Canyon Home Services for a consultation.
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