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Is It Time to Replace My Water Heater?

Replacing a water heater may not be the most exciting way in which to spend your hard-earned money, but you must remember just how important your water heater is in your day to day routine. If you are serious about living conveniently and comfortably, then you are going to need a bountiful supply of hot water supplied throughout your home. If your water heater is no longer able to serve its function properly, then a water heater replacement in Loveland, CO is advisable. You will ideally replace your water heater before it breaks down entirely, which is why we’ve provided a few examples of when you may want to consider a water heater replacement.

Subpar Performance

Does your water heater consistently leave your hot showers running cold? If this has always been an issue, then it is likely that your hot water heater is just not large enough to handle the demand for hot water in your home. Replacing it is likely the only way in which to resolve this issue. If this is a relatively new development, though, it could be due to an operational problem of some kind. In many instances, repairs will be possible. Just remember that there is no rule saying that a water heater that can be repaired is actually worth repairing.

Frequent Repair Needs

There comes a point when your water heater is just not going to be worth investing in any longer. We understand that it may go against your instinct to opt for replacement over further repairs, but you must consider the ongoing cost of keeping your water heater up and running, as well as its age. If it is nearing the end of its projected lifespan, or requires repairs on a regular basis, it probably makes more sense financially to invest in a new system.

Low Efficiency Levels

Over time, your water heater is going to start operating at lower efficiency levels. There’s really nothing that can be done to stop the effects of time, though routine maintenance will certainly keep your system functioning as efficiently as possible for as long as possible. If your system is still costing too much to run, though, or always has due to a low efficiency rating, then investing in a newer, more efficient system can actually help you to save some money in the long run.

Call Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule your water heater service.

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