Water Heater Replacement
Here is a list of water heater replacements that may be needed. As you read further, you can tell that these water heater tips will show you that you may need a replacement as opposed to a repair.
Water heater problems tend to be noticed when there are problems with temperature.
What are problems with temperature? Problems with temperature include water that is mainly lukewarm instead of HOT. Another common problem is when the water is cold and not warm or hot at all. That is nothing but annoying, so we say that you should check your water heater if you seem to get nothing but cold water, no matter how much the dial is on hot.
When there is no hot water, it could be a problem with many internal components of the water heater. When you fix these, there is a chance they may break again and again. In addition, the water heater could just be older than its efficiency. It could be an old water heater that is not nearly as efficient as it used to be when you had it ten years ago. It may be time for a change.
Another problem with water heaters is when you hear uncommon noises and sounds that are just odd for a water heater or boiler.
How can you tell if your water heater or boiler is making noises that are uncommon and odd? It is not as though you spend your time in the basement downstairs listening to water heaters! Regardless, if you hear screeching, knocking, things hitting against each other, then you can tell the water heater is by no means working well. This can be due to sediment building up in the water heater, causing problems in the water heater. After all, sediment can be built up, which can then be solved by a drainage. Instead of associating the noise in your water heater with a water heater replacement, flush your water heater of any remaining sediment to see if the noises go away afterwards. This one step can save you a lot of money.
When Should You Replace?
You should consider replacing it when you notice that your water heater is 12 years or older. It is true that current water heaters and boilers can last longer; it still does not hurt to check if it is necessary to keep your older water heater.
You know you should replace your water boiler or heater when you notice the quality of the heating of your water going down in quality. You know the quality goes down when:
As you know, as time ages, your water boiler can decline in quality and efficiency. Eventually, you will need to get your water heater replaced in order to ensure optimum quality. If you are in the locations we serve, as indicated here, you can contact J. Woods Plumbing for that excellent service at (661) 577-4294! We are the plumbing authority in Bakersfield, Lamont, Porterville, Shafter, Tulare, and the surrounding areas!
How can you tell if you .need a water heater or boiler replacement?
What if you just need a water heater repair instead of a replacement?
Here are some quick tips you can use to determine if you really need a hot water heater replacement instead of a repair.
General Water Heater Knowledge
Depending on the manufacturer's directions, the life expectancy of a water heater is around a decade, give or take a few years. These numbers vary with water quality, materials used, and where the water heater is located. With this in mind, if your water heater is over a decade old and has leaks around the base, then you probably need a new water heater or boiler.
Sometimes an older water heater works well and does not have leaks involved. After all, it could just be an electrical problem, such as an electrical fuse or tripped wire. If this may be the case, we suggest you get an electrician to check to see if an electrical problem is the reason for your water heater's failure instead of spending money on a new replacement just to find out it was a blown wire.
The most common problem associated with water heater problems is that the water is just not as warm as it should be. The water goes to lukewarm instead of hot.
If you have an electric water heater:
If you have a natural gas water heater: