Water Heater Replacement in Allentown, PA by Tim Beil Plumbing
When you consider that water heaters are devices that combine metal and water, it’s impressive how long they can last without suffering from corrosion and breaking down. It helps a great deal if a water heater receives annual maintenance and prompt repairs, of course, but if you take good care of your home’s water heater, you can expect on average to receive around 15 years or more of solid service from it without a drop in energy efficiency or hot water volume.
Age will catch up with a water heater, however, as it does with any mechanical device that performs such a large amount of work. When you believe that your water heater has reached the end of its lifespan, call the water heater specialists at Tim Beil Plumbing. Since 1967 we have aided area homes with quality plumbing, including comprehensive water heater service. We’re here when you need us.
The professionals at Tim Beil Plumbing offer water heater replacement in Allentown, PA and the surrounding areas.
How to Tells It’s Time to Replace a Water Heater
When a water heater suffers a malfunction, you’ll know to call for a repair technician. But how will you be able to determine that a water heater is ready for a full retirement? Here are some ways you can find out:
- A decline in hot water volume: Are people in your household going without hot showers more often in the morning? If your water heater no longer seems to be able to keep up with your family’s demands for hot water, it’s an indication that the system has aged past the point of usefulness.
- Corrosion: Water heaters have protections designed into them to ward away corrosion and rust. As a water heater approaches the end of its life, corrosion will find ways to start taking hold. If you discover corrosion on the tank and other components, consult with a professional about replacing the system.
- Rising hot water costs: When the energy costs to run a water heater start to go up and no amount of repairs or maintenance reverses the trend, then the more cost–effective solution is to replace it with a new, energy–efficient unit.
Options for Water Heater Replacement
If your home has had the same water for over a decade, it is probably a standard storage tank unit. But you do not need to have the same type of water heater put in as a replacement. Developing technology provides you with some different options that can save money and provide better performance.
The tankless water heater is one of the most popular alternatives to a conventional storage unit. These water heaters use less energy and won’t run out of hot water. You should also consider a hybrid water heater, which combines the advantages of a storage and tankless water heater; and a heat pump water heater, which uses heat from the air to apply energy to the tank. Ask you water heater specialist if any of these choices is a good fit for your needs.
Call Us to Replace Your Water Heater
Tim Beil Plumbing strives to see that our customers are 100% satisfied with every job we do. Call us today for water heater replacement and we will see that you end up with a new unit that will provide your household with hot water for many years to come.