SIGNS THAT YOUR WATER HEATER MAY NEED REPLACEMENT
If you haven't already heard, prices on Water Heaters are increasing effective April 16, 2015. This is due to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA), which requires higher Energy Factor (more energy efficient) ratings on virtually all gas, electric, oil, and tankless gas water heaters.
With increased prices for water heaters, installation and reoccurring maintenance, please use the information below to determine and consider if now may be the right time to replace your existing water heater.
Top Signs that You Need A NEW Water Heater:
- A leak from the tank vessel: These leaks usually show themsevles from the bottom of the tank. They can sometimes start as a slow drip; however, they can also become so bad that the bottom of the tank rusts away, dropping out, with the potential of flooding your home. While a leak from the tank vessel will always indicate a need for replacement, there are other variables which can cause leaking, such as valves, CPVC, and copper lines. These items are typically repairable.
- Water isn't as hot as it used to be
- Limited time of how long the hot water lasts
- Pilot light is not working or it keeps shutting off
- You smell Gas near the water heater: Call a Plumber right away and immediately shut off the gas supply to the tank.
- Sediment or rust in the water
- Bad smell from the unit
- Pipes banding and loud sounds from water heater
If your water heater is experiencing any of these issues, please call Plumbing 911 -- (330) 952-1900 -- today to set up a FREE Water Heater Inspection.