You probably take your water heater for granted – until a cold shower or a pool of water in your basement lets you know that it is taking some time off, perhaps for good.
Here are five indicators that your water heater could be on its last legs:
As you can see, most of the water heater problems that we have outlined here have nothing to do with heating water – they come from storing it. That’s one of the reasons why tankless water heaters are such a smart solution: not only do they operate up to 30 percent more efficiently than storage heaters from a footprint the size of a small suitcase, they also eliminate complications from rust, leaks, and sediment build-up. And while they do cost more to install than conventional water heaters, you will save money on your bills and have a piece of home comfort equipment that will last almost as long as your mortgage.
Want to know more about tankless water heaters? We’ve got them on display at our new demo showroom! Look for details about our grand opening in coming blogs, or contact us to get a FREE, no obligation estimate on a water heater installation for your North Carolina home!
*If you’re not sure how old your water heater is, here’s a trick: look for the serial number on the manufacturer’s nameplate. The first letter in the serial number corresponds to its month of production; the first two numbers its year of production. For example, in the serial number E072738598, “E”, the fifth letter in the alphabet, corresponds to May, the fifth month. The number “07” represents the year. The water heater was produced in May 2007 – which means it will probably need to be replaced sooner than later.