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Ask for a New Water Heater on This Year's Holiday Wishlist!

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Why a New Water Heater Makes the Perfect Gift!

There’s nothing quite like having hot water on demand. Fortunately, most people don’t know what it’s like not to have hot water at the turn of a faucet. The ability to wash hands, take a hot shower, and make sure dishes and clothes get clean is essential for living a clean, healthy life. But water heaters are like any other appliance: they don’t last forever. Every water heater will fail eventually, which is why homeowners who are experiencing water heater problems may want to put a new water heater on their holiday wishlist this year.

But to determine whether an entire replacement is necessary, they need to know the signs to look out for that signal repair or replacement of the water heater.

Signals of Water Heater Malfunction

The most prominent sign that a water heater is malfunctioning is a lack of hot water. Whether hot water never comes out of the facet when the hot water handle is turned, or it comes out but tapers off quickly, or it produces strange sounds, there’s something wrong. But there are some other, more subtle signals that water heaters have been known to show.

If the water comes out rust-colored, it could mean a problem with the water heater tank. If the water smells bad, it could be an issue with the anode rod. Neither of these is good, and one should address both sooner rather than later. Visual inspection of the water heater can alert homeowners to leaks or corrosion on the tank itself.

Should You Repair or Replace the Water Heater?

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Homeowners who know the signs will be wondering whether they all mean that the water heater is on its last legs. Luckily, not all of the signs above mean that the water heater needs replacement. Sometimes water heater service is all it takes to correct the issue and help homeowners get a few more years out of the appliance. For example, replacing the anode rod could help with smelly water.

However, if the water heater is leaking or the water it delivers is rusty, it probably means the tank is failing and needs to be flushed or replaced. Considering the age of the appliance is also pertinent. If the water heater is past half of its predicted lifespan (between 10 and 15 years) and it would cost more than half the price of buying a new one, it’s a good idea to just install a new water heater.

New Water Heater Benefits

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One of the greatest benefits of a new water heater is increased efficiency. Newer water heaters are more efficient because they’re new and because the technology keeps advancing. This means installing a new water heater can help homeowners save money on their energy bills, which is present in a present! This is in addition to the benefits of having a water heater that isn’t causing problems or breaking down every couple of months.

About C & D Plumbing Inc.

C & D Plumbing Inc. has served Fort Lauderdale, FL, with prices for years. They offer expert workmanship and guaranteed services. They provide upfront pricing and are fully licensed and insured. Call them today for water heater repair or replacement.