Sooner or later, that water heater you’ve had for years will need to be replaced. Since a water heater is such a crucial appliance, make sure you not only get a new one that will meet your needs, but also select professionals to install it who have years of experience with all makes and models of water heaters. If your Tempe home needs a new water heater, keep these tips in mind.
Make Sure You Actually Need a New Water Heater
In some instances, people assume they need a new water heater when in fact their current one just needs an adjustment. For example, if your current water heater isn’t living up to its part of the deal, it could be a faulty thermostat or problem with an electrical connection. By calling the pros here at Benjamin Franklin we can stop by, assess the problem, and make our recommendations as to what you should do next.
Your Water Heater’s Age
If your water heater is at least 10 years old, chances are it’s time to say goodbye to it and have it replaced with a new one. Since most water heaters are made to last between 6-10 years, it is a good idea to check the date on your water heater to verify it may be well past its prime.
Make the Best Choice
Since water heaters today come in various sizes and capacities, make sure the water heater you select for your home will be able to adequately meet your family’s needs. After all, you don’t want to find you are always running out of hot water every time you go to take a shower or wash the dishes. For most homes, a water heater with a 40-50 gallon capacity works best. However, talk it over with your friendly Benjamin Franklin plumbing professional prior to making a final decision.
If you keep the following tips in mind, your water heater problems will be solved in no time. If you have additional questions or are ready to get started, give us a call here at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing at 602-282-5007.