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When’s the Right Time to Replace My Water Heater?

sunny-plumber-vanWater heaters are incredibly important appliances. They are used day in and day out. They heat water for showers. For doing the laundry. For washing dishes.

Yes, water heaters are incredibly important.

But even we’re willing to admit that they’re not the most exciting thing to spend your money on.

Regardless, you’re going to have to spend money on a water heater eventually. Even if yours is still relatively new, there will come a time when it is necessary to replace your water heater in Phoenix. Or, at least, when it makes the most sense to do so, even if it’s not broken down entirely quite yet.

When that time comes, you’re going to want to work with the pros on our team! Let’s look at some reasons why you might want to replace your water heater.

1. Uh-oh. That’s a leak.

We’ll get this one out of the way right now. If you have a leak at a connection or a pipe supplying your water heater, we can fix that. But if you have a tank water heater and the tank itself is leaking, then you’re going to need a new water heater. If you find a plumber that tells you they’ll fix the hot water tank, you need to find a plumber you can actually trust. This isn’t a fixable problem.

On a side note, this is precisely why it is so important that you have your anode rod changed as needed. The anode rod is there to corrode before your tank can. If the sacrificial anode deteriorates and is not replaced, then your tank could be the next thing to go!

2. Insufficient Hot Water

This is one of those scenarios where replacing your water heater probably makes the most sense, even if it’s a tough pill to swallow given that the water heater hasn’t quite bitten the dust yet. But you need the hot water that you need. And if your existing water heater cannot keep up with that demand, then replacing the water heater with one that can is really your only option.

Don’t let this convince you that bigger is always better, though. You don’t want to play it safe by buying a water heater beyond the capacity that you need. You’ll wind up wasting money and wasting energy over time. Let us help determine your best size option, so you have what you need reliably without paying for capacity that you don’t.

3. Low Energy Efficiency

Maybe you’re planning on replacing your water heater in a few years, because it’s costing so much to run. But it keeps getting away from you because more pressing matters keep coming up. You need to reprioritize.

Water heaters aren’t something you occasionally use. And if you have a tank water heater, it’s something that operates even when you’re not actively using it in order to keep water at temperature. A high operating cost is more than enough reason to consider a replacement with a more efficient system.

Schedule your water heater services with The Sunny Plumber Phoenix. Bright and Shiny and Won’t Show Our Hiney.

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