Is It Time To Replace Your Old Water Heater?

January 23, 2022

If your water heater is not working properly, you may need the help of a plumber to determine if it needs a repair or a replacement. Some repairs such as replacing a pressure relief valve or heating element can be fairly simple. A plumber may be able to simply repair the existing unit however, there are cases where a water heater replacement is necessary. 

You may also be interested in upgrading your current system to a more efficient, energy conserving, state-of-the-art Tankless Water Heater System. Even if you don’t need a new water heater right now, chances are you will within the next few years. 

How Can I Extend The Lifetime of a Water Heater Unit?

The lifespan of your water heater will vary depending on what type it is and the location of where you live, but an average gas or electric system typically needs to be replaced after 7 to 10 years. Getting inspections and maintenance performed regularly is the key to extending the lifetime of your unit! This also ensures your water heating system is working efficiently and safely. 

Regular maintenance is crucial for extending the lifetime of a system. Due to the water quality throughout Tucson, we recommend you flush your water heater every six months to one year to stop sediment from building up. This helps to extend the lifetime of the unit, avoid leaks and eventual corrosion in the tank. 

Warning Signs That It May Be Time To Replace Your Water Heater

It’s a good idea to know when the time is right to replace your water before it springs a leak and causes an inconvenience or worse yet, damage to your home. Water heater explosions unfortunately are a very real thing.

If you were driving in your car, would you ignore the check engine light in your car? Probably not. It’s unsafe to drive when your car needs to be serviced and the same is true for your Water Heater. Broken water heaters left untreated can cause burst pipes and water damage to your property.

This is why hiring a trusted plumber for inspections is essential to the lifespan of the unit and safety of your family and home. Signs that you may need to call a Plumber to fix or repair your Water Heater include:

  • Running out of hot water frequently
  • Reduced Water Flow or Water Pressure
  • Noticeable Leaks
  • Hearing unusual noises and sounds
  • Discolored Water
  • The Water Heater is past it’s life expectancy

Upgrading Your System to a Tankless Water Heater

If your tank water heater is more than 10 years old but not broken, it still may be time to consider replacing it before an emergency happens. If you’re replacing a water heater, you might consider upgrading to a larger tank or tankless water heater! 

Cummings Plumbing has the largest inventory of traditional Gas and Electric Water Heaters to choose from! However, we also have state-of-the-art Tankless Water Heaters available for installation.

By heating water on demand and only when needed, Tankless Water Heaters are more energy efficient than traditional water heaters. This will save you money with lower energy bills in the long run!

Tired of running out of hot water? With a Tankless system, there isn’t a supply of hot water that can be depleted. The system heats water for as long as there is a demand for it. This means you don’t ever have to run out of water again!

We have options for your Water Heater Replacement and Repairs!

Cummings Plumbing can help you maintain, repair, replace and install your water heater at affordable prices. With over 500 five star reviews and over 35 years of experience, we are the Plumber Tucson, AZ trusts most!

We’re here to make plumbing a worry-free and convenient experience. Our team of experienced plumbers can diagnose the root of the problem and find affordable solutions quickly.

We understand that burst pipes or other emergencies can happen at any time. Cummings Plumbing offers 24/7 service for plumbing emergencies so we can be there for you when you need us the most.

If you need to repair or replace your Water Heater – Cummings Plumbing in Tucson, AZ is your #1 best option! Contact us today for your free estimate and for more information on our Tankless Water Heater Options!

 

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