Signs You Need a New Water Heater
Rusty Water Heater
A rusty water tank leads to leaks and water damage in your home. If there’s rust on any of the heater’s exterior components, it’s likely that rust is also forming inside the tank which will eventually eat through the metal.
Water Heater Noises
Rumbling, sizzling, or popping sounds are often caused by leakage or mineral sediment buildup on the bottom of the tank. An early sign of this issue is when your hot water becomes too hot.
Hot Water Isn’t Hot Enough
A variety of factors can lower the temperature of a home’s hot water below an acceptable level. One of the easiest to correct is a thermostat that is mistakenly set lower than usual. Other causes range from a faulty heating element and a damaged gas valve to a broken dip tube or eventual mineral buildup. Of course, it’s also possible that the water heater is too small for your home. All of these signs (except for the thermostat example) point to replacement as the best option.
If you notice water puddling around your water heater, or it leaks when not running, it’s likely that the heater’s inner tank has reached the end of its life. Slow drips and leaks will quickly escalate, causing serious flooding if the entire tank breaks.
Wintertime is the worst time for a water heater to fail. If you’re unfortunate enough to have this happen to you, no doubt you want to be able to purchase an affordable, quality replacement and have it installed fast. Our experienced HVAC company in Middletown will spring into action, starting with a full assessment of your home’s square footage and ceiling height to ensure you choose the right-size unit and the most energy-efficient model for your specific requirements. Once you approve our estimate for the job, we’ll install and test your new water heater to confirm optimum performance.
Types of Water Heaters
There is a greater variety of water heaters available for any size or service. New advancements have made water heater technology incredible efficient, while delivering sustained hot water.
Storage tank water heater: this is the most popular type and the one homeowners are most familiar with.
Tankless water heater: “tankless” water heaters are high-tech and can offer nearly endless hot water for a home.
Hybrid water heater: this solution helps save money on electricity because it doesn’t directly generate heat.
Solar-powered water heater: a good option to consider, especially for a home that already has solar panels or is considering adding them.
Condensing water heater: a condensing water heater uses the home’s unused gas fumes as a source of heat.
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