When To Replace Your Water Heater
Are you planning to upgrade your bulky storage tank water heater to an energy-saving tankless model?
Or do you wish to replace your aging water heater to a newer model which has a self-cleaning feature, as this nifty feature prevents sediment buildup in the water tank and helps length the tank’s lifespan and maintain peak efficiency.
Or are you just frustrated by your leaky water heater?
Before you rush out to buy your new water heater to replace your old one, consider these options.
If you are replacing a faulty water heater, first, get a professional plumber to assess your old water heater. It may be cheaper to replace the burnt-out heating element or the spoilt thermostat.
On the other hand, if you have a corroded storage tank, or if repairs and replacement costs are exorbitantly high, it would be a better option to get a brand new water heater, which comes with a valid warranty for future peace of mind.
Below are pictures showing the replacement of an old water heater with a brand new 40L Rheem water heater.
Choosing A Water Heater
3 Main Factors To Consider When Choosing A Water Heater
- Water Storage Capacity:
- Storage Tank or
- Tankless Model
- Whole House System or
- Point Of Use System
- Fuel Type:
- Natural Gas or
Depending on your needs, there is a vast selection of water heaters for you to choose from.
They range from high-capacity traditional storage tanks, to energy and cost saving tankless models. Other models include the hybrid electric/heat pump model, the solar water heater, and more.
You may also want to consider the recovery speed of the water heater. This refers to the time required to heat up a full tank of water. This feature is especially useful if you tend to want your hot water FAST and have no patience to wait for the water to get heated up.
Having an auto shutoff valve in gas models helps to prevent fires by shutting off the gas flow if there is some irregularity in the gas flow detected.
Some instant water heaters even come with thermostat regulator, auto-flow switch and various power options. Nowadays they even have energy saving attributes, work efficiently and splash proof.
Professional Water Heater Replacement Service
No matter what is the reason for replacing your water heater, no matter which water heater you choose to install, call us and we can help you replace or install your water heater without you having to worry about any safety issues (eg. gas leakage, heavy water tank, etc).
If you have no idea which model to buy, contact us and we can help advise you on your best option. We can procure your water heater for you and install it for you at your preferred day and time.
Our professional plumbers provide fast service and cost-effective solutions for all your water heater needs.