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Kick Off the New Year With a New Water Heater

water-is-too-hotYou are back from your vacation and ready to get back to work. The problem is that, this morning, when you went to take a nice shower to start off your day, you were jolted awake by a jet of cold water. Once you are able to get past the initial shock of this and you dry off, you probably are going to start asking what happened.

Much like many¬†water heaters in Riverside, your system may be reaching the end of its lifespan. After years and years of hard work, even well-maintained systems will become ineffective at the task of producing hot water. If you notice these warning signs, it means that your water heater is due to be replaced–and we are here to help get the job done.

3 Indicators You Need a Water Heater Replacement

Getting a cold shower involuntarily isn’t the only way to figure out that you need a new water heater. In fact, you want to watch out for warning signs of trouble before you reach this stage if possible. Here are some of the other warning signs to watch for:

  1. Your water heater is too old. Every home comfort system has an age limit and your water heater is no different. While tankless systems can last a little longer than storage tank systems, it is likely that between 10 to 15 years old is the limit for your water heater. While yours may still operate at this age, it won’t be able to compare to the efficiency and effectiveness of a new system.
  2. The water temperature never meets expectations. You’ve checked the thermostat on your water heater but it still feels like the water just isn’t warm enough. Maybe you get a few minutes of warm water before the supply becomes lukewarm or room temperature. Maybe the water temperature seems they fluctuate throughout the day. These are signs of a water heater that can’t provide the warm water necessary to meet demands anymore and needs to be replaced.
  3. Your system needs repairs all the time. Maintenance for your water heater should be able to keep repair needs to a minimum. If you’re discovering that regular maintenance isn’t preventing much of anything and you still need regular repairs, then you likely need a new system. Having a water heater that needs repairs every year is a sign that the system is on its way out.

We’ve Got You Covered

If you need a new water heater installed in your home, it is best to reach out to the professionals at Sweetwater Plumbing to get the job done. We know how best to remove your old system and install your new one without any hassle. We can even help pair you with a water heater that will offer you better hot water supply while using less energy.

Whenever you have water heater woes, you can come to Sweetwater Plumbing for help. We don’t charge by the hour, We charge by the job! Contact us today.

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