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The average life expectancy for a storage-tank water heater is 10 to 12 years. If yours is at that age or older, now is the time to begin planning for your water heater replacement.
NOCO provides expert water heater installation, maintenance, and repairs. Our affordable Maintenance Plans help keep your water heater running smoothly and help to shield you from big repair bills as many parts and labor costs are covered.
You have options when it comes to water heaters. Here are the kinds of water heaters available so you can choose the right one for your needs and your budget.
Storage tank water heaters
A tank water heater stores and heats a considerable amount of water so that it will be accessible whenever you need it. The pipe transporting hot water to wherever it is needed, such as the dishwasher or washing machine, is located above the tank.
Did you know that replacing your old tank water heater with a new one is an excellent way to save money? Tank water heaters are priced affordably and easy to install, which makes them popular among homeowners. In addition, today’s tank water heaters offer better energy efficiency than older models
Tankless water heaters
A tank water heater stores all the hot water your home has available at a given time. Your tank water heater regularly heats and reheats the water throughout the day and night so that you have hot water whenever you need or want it.
A tankless water heater heats water only when you need it, so you don’t have to worry about running out. With the ability to save you up to 40% on energy costs annually, switching over could be a huge money saver! For most people, heating water takes up 20% of their total energy bill every year.
Although a traditional tank water heater only lasts for about 10 years, investing in a tankless model will provide you with 20 or more years of hot water.
Indirect water heaters
These types of systems use your home’s heating system to heat your water.
Indirect water heating systems are more energy efficient and can reduce your water heating bill, especially during the colder months. However, they need to be connected with your home’s heating system, which makes installation more involved than a conventional or tankless water heater would be. Consequently, indirect heaters also tend to cost more than other types of heaters.
How to tell if you need a new water heater
Water heater replacement is best done before your old one fails, so that you have the opportunity to shop around for water heaters and weigh your options. You’ll have peace of mind in your choice.
You can protect yourself from water heater failure by checking your water heater regularly as there are often tell-tale signs preceding a water heater failure. If you notice any of the following, give NOCO a call for repair service:
- If you notice any pooled water or damp spots on the floor around or under your water heater, it’s probable that there is a leak in your tank.
- If the water coming out of your faucets when you use hot water is rusty, it means that there might be corrosion in your water heater tank.
- If your water heater is suddenly making strange noises, such as rumbling or banging, it may be because there is sediment buildup at the bottom of the tank. This problem commonly arises over time and if not addressed, can lead to your water heater ceasing to function correctly.
- If your water heater isn’t heating the water as hot as it used to, even after adjusting the thermostat, there might be a buildup of mineral deposits preventing the burner from working properly.
NOCO is Western New York’s leader in expert water heater installation and service. Contact us for a FREE estimate!