Frequently asked questions about water heater installations
When Should I Replace or Install My Water Heater?
The average lifespan of a water heater is 8-12 years, so it’s important to keep an eye on yours and be aware of when it needs to be replaced. If your water heater is leaking, making strange noises, giving off a bad odor, or not producing enough hot water for your household needs, then it may be time for a replacement. Another sign that it’s time for a new system is if you’re noticing rust-colored water coming out of the taps in your home.
How Do You Know When You Need a New Water Heater?
If your water heater is more than 8-10 years old, it’s likely time for a new one as parts may start to fail and become expensive to repair. Additionally, if you have an electric unit that takes up too much energy or has become too costly to operate due to age and efficiency loss, then switching over to gas may save you money in the long run. Lastly, if your current system isn’t big enough for your family's needs then it’s probably time for an upgrade.
How Long Does It Take To Professionally Install A Water Heater?
It typically takes anywhere from 4-5 hours depending on the size and type of system being installed. It can also take longer depending on whether extra work needs to be done such as replacing valves or rerouting plumbing pipes before installing the new system. Installing gas systems may also mean having additional safety measures put into place prior to installation which could add more time onto the project schedule as well.
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