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Is It Time to Replace My Water Heater?

If you were to list all the appliances in your home, it’s likely you would forget to include your water heater. It’s not because you hate your water heater, it’s just a very forgettable appliance until you don’t have the hot water you need. Because water heaters are typically located out of sight, and they are quiet and run on their own, it can be easy to forget about them. However, if you’ve had your water heater for a good long time, you may want to keep an eye out for certain signs that it may be time to replace it. What kind of signs are we referring to? Here are some of the more common ones:

  • Your water heater needs constant repairs – have you had to make one repair call after another just to keep your hot water heater operational? At some point, repair costs add up, and your money may be better spent on a new, reliable system.
  • There is a lot of visible rust around your hot water heater – just because hot water heaters work with water doesn’t mean it’s ok to have rust and corrosion around the unit. In fact, hot water heaters are manufactured with special coatings to inhibit the development of corrosion, so if you are seeing a lot of it, there’s a water leakage problem somewhere that’s been happening for some time.
  • Leaks from the unit or piping – have you been dealing with constant leaks from your water heater, its valves or any of its piping? This is usually indicative of an issue with corrosion.
  • Very poor performance – is your monthly utility bill rising steadily due to poor performance from your water heater? A new water heater can save you energy.

Water heaters should always be replaced by trained experts. If you are seeing the signs that it may be time to replace your existing water heater in Stamford, CT, call the experts at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning today!

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