Water heaters have a limited life span and like all your other appliances they do show signs when they are getting close to needing replacement. By knowing these warning signs you’ll have a better idea if you should fix it or replace it with a newer energy efficient water heater.
The life expectancy of a tank water heater is on average 10 – 13 years. According to EnergyStar.gov water heating is the 2nd highest source of energy usage in your home.
Factors that can affect the lifespan of your water heater include:
Water quality, Frequency of hot water use, Preventive Maintenance on the water heater
Signs you may need a new water heater:
Increase water heating bills, Limited hot water, No hot water, Leaking water heater
Your options for water heaters:
If your storage water heater is near the end of its life or has stopped making hot water you’re going to need a new water heater! Know your options before simply replacing it with the same type of water heater. Consider having a plumber install a tankless water heater. According to Energy.gov the average lifespan of a tankless water heater is just over 20 years
Because heating your water consumes the second largest amount of energy in your home, one of the top brands of tank water heaters M.E. Flow installs is Bradford White. Bradford White offers a wide variety of highly efficient and highly rated, ENERGY STAR® qualified models suitable for almost any home.
If you decide to replace your old leaking water heater contact M.E. Flow for a FREE estimate in your Leesburg, Ashburn, Arlington, Alexandria, Annandale, Falls Church, Springfield, Winchester, Stephens City, Berryville, Gainsville or Woodbridge home. M.E. Flow covers all of Northern Virginia.
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