Water Heater Replacement
Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC replaces water heaters throughout Greater Waterbury
We all wish that our home appliances were more permanent. Wouldn’t it be great if you only had to install a water heater one time, and never had to worry about it again? Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in. No matter how many times you repair it, you will eventually have to replace your water heater. When that time comes, it’s important to recognize it and have a new one installed before the old one gives out. Otherwise, you run the risk of being without hot water while you find a replacement.
If you need your old water heater replaced today in Greater Waterbury, call Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC to schedule an appointment.
When Is It Time to Replace Your Water Heater?
This is one of the most common questions that we get asked by homeowners concerned about the health of their water heaters. The best way to tell when it’s time to replace your water heater is actually to call a professional to examine your system for you. He or she will be able to evaluate your water heater with far more accuracy than you will, owing to years of training and experience. If you’re unsure of whether or not to call a professional yet, though, here are some common signs that it’s time to replace your water heater:
- Decline in Efficiency: The older your system, the more wear and tear it has on it. The more wear and tear it has on it, the more likely that its efficiency will start to slip. This will become especially obvious if you have a high demand for hot water, such as multiple showers in use at the same time. If your water heater seems not to be able to keep up with demand as well as it used to, it might be a sign that it’s time to replace it.
- Rise in Repair Costs: An older system will cost more to repair for two reasons. First, the parts that it uses may not be manufactured as widely anymore, making them harder to find and more expensive to buy. Second, the increased wear on the various parts of the system can cause them to fail in rapid succession. If you have to have your water heater repaired more than a couple of times every few years, you may need to replace it.
- Age: This is one of the more flexible signs that your water heater needs to be replaced. Most water heaters are meant to last between 10 and 15 years. There are plenty of people whose water heaters are older than that and are functioning just fine. For the most part, however, a water heater that reaches that age range is probably close to the end of its service life. If your water heater is older than a decade, especially if it’s experiencing chronic problems, you should call a professional about replacing it.
Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC offers all the water heater services you might need. For more information on our water heater replacement service in Greater Waterbury, or to schedule an appointment with us, call Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC today.
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