How Long Do Water Heaters Last?
Water heaters are not made to last forever, and that’s why preventative maintenance services are so important if you desire to extend the lifespan of your appliance. Most water heaters last somewhere between 11 and 20 years before they need to be replaced. Professional repairs can keep your unit in good working condition, but it won’t last much longer than two decades. Our experts are here to help determine whether your water heater can be fixed or if we need to upgrade you to a new unit. Our plumbers will perform a thorough inspection and diagnosis before making the right recommendation for your home.
The Benefits of Upgrading Your Water Heater
Once your water heater has reached its end, our team will help you select the best replacement model. You’ll want a new water heater that is affordable and efficient so you can save money on your monthly utility bills. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of West Portland will ensure your new water heater complies with federally mandated standards. No one wants to wait around for hot water, and having it on demand is very desirable. An outdated water heater may only produce lukewarm water due to a leak in the tank. Our experts will recommend the best water heater for you based on the amount of water you consume and your space limitations. We can replace your existing water heater with one of the following options:
- Conventional Water Heater – These water heaters feature a large tank that stores water and use gas or electrical energy to heat that water. Our team can install various sizes of tanks in high-efficiency models to reduce your heating bills by up to 7%.
- Tankless Water Heater – When you want hot water instantly, a tankless water heater is the way to go. On-demand water heaters use less space, and you can save up to 30% on your energy costs.
- Hybrid Water Heater – Have one of these combination water heaters installed if you want to save up to 60% on energy costs. These units combine a conventional tank storage water heater and a heat pump.
Get Your Water Heater Serviced Today
We recommend pairing your efficient water heater with regular maintenance to keep your energy bills low and your water heater problems to a minimum. Our professional plumbing experts will inspect your water heater and provide minor repairs before the problems get too significant and expensive. We offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services for your drains, sewers, water heaters, and more. Contact us today to schedule service or request a job estimate.