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5 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Water Heater

Unfortunately, your water heater won’t last forever. If your plumbing systems aren’t working like they use to, and you’ve already opted for water heater repair services in the past, it might be time for you to upgrade your system. We know that you probably aren’t jumping for joy about this prospect—purchasing a new water heater itself and finding a technician to install it can be incredibly expensive, but if it’s time for it to go, we suggest that you make the switch sooner than later.

Your water heater accounts for nearly 17% of your home’s energy use. It consumes more energy than all your other household appliances combined. Make sure that you give this appliance the attention it deserves. If you need great water heater services in Calgary, AB, make sure you contact our team today.

Not Sure When to Upgrade?

It’s common for homeowners to wait too long to upgrade their water heater because they’re not sure when to make the switch. Here are a few definitive warning signs that you need to upgrade the water heater in your home to a new system.

#1. Your Water Heater is Over the Age of 15

Your water heater is built to last, but it’s not meant to last forever. Water heaters typically last around 20 to 30 years. If you’ve had your water heater for 15 years or more it’s a good idea to start looking into new systems on the market regardless of the status of your current water heater.

Can’t remember exactly what year you purchased your water heater? Locate the manufacturer sticker near the top of your water heater and look for the first two numbers in the series. These typically represent the year.  

#2. You’re Constantly Caught in a Cold Shower

Do you step into a hot shower but end up bathing yourself in freezing water after a few minutes? This is a sign that your water heater is well below capacity. Sediment build up over time can cause problems like this. Contact a professional from our team today to have them take a closer look at your system.

#3. Rumbling, Bubbling, or Gurgling Noises

Does your water heater make a noise similar to the noise your stomach makes when you’re hungry? This means that your water heater is in pretty bad shape. Water heaters accrue sediment in their tanks over time and as this sediment eventually hardens it can cause a rumbling noise to occur.

#4. Rusty Water

If the water flowing throughout your home has taken on a weird tint it’s time to call in a professional. Rusty water means that your system has a big issue going on behind the scenes. Rust is also a symptom that typically comes before a leak. Contact our team before bigger problems occur!

#5. Leaks

Are you dealing with a hot water leak in your home? Is this a problem that seems to occur time and time again no matter how many times you repair your hot water heater? It’s probably time to upgrade your water heater. We can point you in the directions of the best brands and accommodate the specific needs of your home.

If you’re ready to upgrade your water heater make sure you contact our team at Ace Plumbing and Heating. We have the best plumbing services in Calgary.

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