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When to Install A New Water Heater

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Spring isn’t really the time of year where you focus on your water heater. That tends to be winter. Although you might focus on your water heater more in the colder months of the year, it doesn’t mean that you’re using it any less during the spring season. You’re still taking showers, washing loads of laundry, and even lathering up your hands with warm water. You want to make sure that you’re still able to do all this with ease. We’re here to help.

If you realize that your water heater isn’t making the cut anymore, then we want you to consider water heater installation in Gainesville, FL. We’re prepared to help you with this.

This Is When You Need a New Water Heater

Here are the signs that you need a new water heater for your home:

1.      Your System Is Over the Age Of…

Your water heater can only last you a certain amount of time. If your water heater is over the age of 15, you should start thinking about replacement. Typically, water heaters last anywhere from 15-20 years. It’s not wise for your comfort, wallet, or home health to push it much farther than this.

We’ll help you find your new water heater. Don’t assume that you should just choose the same water heater system that you chose last time. Reassess your needs and get what’s right for you now.

2.      High Bills

Are you noticing that your energy and water bills are just way too high? High bills that seem to get worse no matter what you do point to troubles with your system’s efficiency. If this problem is present in an older water heater or coupled with any of the other issues listed here, then it’s time for you to replace the unit entirely.

3.      Corrosion

Corrosion can be something that you notice on the exterior of your tank, or inside of the tank itself.

If the corrosion is visible on the outside, then you’ll notice rust or a worn-down system. If there’s corrosion on the inside of tank, then you’ll notice discolored and foul-tasting water. Persisting problems with corrosion point to issues warranting replacement.

4.      Excessive Repair Needs

Do you have to repair your water heater often? More than once every few years is far too often. Overly frequent water heater repair needs aren’t something you should just keep dealing with. We’re prepared to help you find a new water heater that will cause you less trouble.

5.      Not Enough Hot Water

Is there a lack of hot water in your home? This is a clear sign that your hot water heater is underperforming.

It’s easy to sweep a problem like this under the rug and begin to adapt to it. Your water heater should work around your needs—never the other way around. If you’re struggling with the amount of hot water that you need and you’ve already had your water heater maintained, then it’s time for you to consider replacing the unit altogether.

Contact Affinity Gas Services today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. The Gas Efficiency Experts.

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