Often, a faulty water heater can be repaired rather than replaced. However, there are many circumstances in which the only safe and effective way to retain hot water is to replace the entire system.
A quality plumber does not recommend a water heater replacement where repairs are possible. Take a look at some of the possible causes and solutions for a leaky water heater, so that you have a better idea of what to
Take a closer look at that drip-drip-drip from your water heater. Is it really coming from the bottom of the tank? Or is there another component responsible?
There are several potential causes for a leak that may not indicate the tank is in jeopardy. For example, you may have…
Unfortunately, if the leak is coming from the water heater itself, it will most likely need to be replaced. A leak in the water heater tank indicates that the tank has started to corrode. That’s what happens when the steel tank is able to react with water and oxygen. While a glass tank lining and a sacrificial anode rod help to prevent this, it does happen over time.
Once the steel tank begins to corrode, there is not really a way to stop it. Corrosion will continue, leading to larger leaks and a potential flood in your home. Yikes! If you notice your water heater is leaking, it’s time to call in a plumber ASAP.
We know that replacing an old water heater may seem stressful. However, a new water heater is an opportunity to improve efficiency in your home. You won’t have to worry so much about the water heater breaking when you need it. And ENERGY STAR labeled water heaters can save you hundreds of dollars a year, and you may qualify for certain tax credits.
You may decide to upgrade to a tankless water heater, a larger investment that yields bigger savings over time and helps the environment with its lower energy and fuel consumption. Whatever you choose, contact a local water heater technician to help you finalize the decision.
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