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How to Handle a Water Heater Replacement

tankless-water-heaterWith all the heat we’ve been encountering here, it makes sense that a lot of residents around here will look forward to a warm shower at the end of the day to get rid of the sweat and dirt. This is going to be hard to do if there isn’t any hot water in the house. And without any hot water, you are going to run into more trouble with other tasks such as washing dishes and clothes.

If your water heater isn’t working well lately or isn’t working at all, you shouldn’t just try to bear through it. You don’t want to try to get by this summer and then be completely without hot water come the cooler months. Instead, reach out to a professional for a water heater replacement in Ontario.

Here is a short guide to help get you through a replacement of your water heater so that you can enjoy reliable hot water again.

Step 1. Watch for the signs your current system is on its way out

The first thing you need to do when it comes to preparing for a water heater replacement is to figure out if you actually need one or not. Watch out for these warning signs that you need to retire your current water heater system:

  • Your water heater is nearing the end of its lifespan of between 15 to 20 years.
  • Your water heater can no longer provide reliable hot water to your home.
  • Your water heater is producing a weaker flow of water.
  • You are getting more expensive water and energy bills.
  • There is a leak in the tank of your water heater due to corrosion.

Step 2. Choose your next water heater system

If you have noticed the signs that your water heater is on its last leg and needs a replacement, you’ll need to determine which system you’ll want to have installed next. You aren’t actually obligated to install the same system in your home. You can choose between:

  • Tank Water Heaters: These are systems that have been around for a long time. Using a tank this water heater keeps multiple gallons of water warm and at the ready for use.
  • Tankless Water Heaters: Water heaters don’t require a tank anymore. With a tankless system, your water heater will heat water when it is demanding, saving energy and water.
  • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Heat pump water heaters operate like heat pump HVAC systems. By exchanging heat and transferring it into the water in the system, these systems provide efficiency and reliability.

Step 3. Schedule your replacement with a professional plumber

Have you noticed that your water heater needs to be replaced? Do you have an idea of which one you want to install in your home next? Even if you aren’t sure about your next system, you should reach out to our professional plumbers to get the job done.

Contact the team Sweetwater Plumbing to get started with your next plumbing service. We don’t charge by the hour, We charge by the job! 

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