It’s tempting to put off replacing a large appliance like your Manassas home’s water heater for as long as possible. In several situations, though, it can make a lot of sense to replace your water heater before it breaks down completely. Of course, it can be hard to tell on your own if replacement is the best choice in any given situation, which is why it’s always a good idea to consult a professional technician before you make a decision either way.
If your water heater isn’t heating the water effectively, you may want to invest in a new system. While there are sometimes small maintenance tasks that can improve your water heater’s performance, other causes of inefficient heating are more severe. And even if you’re not inconvenienced by the poor performance of your water heater, it’s likely using more energy than it should to provide even the meager amount of hot water to your fixtures. So replacing would probably save you on your energy bills as well.
Another reason to start thinking about replacing your water heater is if you find yourself calling for repairs frequently. A water heater that breaks down often likely won’t last much longer anyway, but you can save plenty in repair bills and avoid the inconvenience of repeated repairs by replacing it before it cuts out on you completely.
Even if your water heater is working just fine, older models use much more energy than their modern versions. If you have a water heater that’s more than 10 years old, it can be quite cost effective to replace it now. You’ll quickly recoup your installation costs in reduced energy bills over the coming months, and you’ll be able to relax knowing that your water heater isn’t on its last legs.