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You Might Need a Water Heater Upgrade

We know that temperatures are high right now. That might lead you to want to think about anything other than your water heater, but it’s also important to remember that this heat will go away. And eventually, you’ll relish your opportunity to take a hot shower, which means that your water heater is just as important now as it will be in the winter.

Water heaters are not only a huge part of your energy consumption, but they’re necessary for a whole slew of appliances.

So, our focus today will be on proactively determining whether or not your water heater needs to be fixed, replaced, or upgraded. If you’re looking to spot the difference between those terms, then we’ve got your back. Just remember to call our team for all of your water heater services in Bucks County so we can get to work ASAP helping you stay comfortable.

Reasons to Get Your Water Heater Fixed

Water heaters can run into problems all the time. For starters, if you’re noticing any puddles around your water heater system, it could be leaking. Not only are water heater leaks a waste of hot water and energy, but they can also cause mold to grow and your home to deteriorate over time.

If you hear strange noises coming from your water heater, you’re detecting any leaks, or you’re just generally not happy with how it’s working, then you should call our team for repairs. We can fix your water heater and get it back up and running the way it should be.

The Choice of Water Heater Replacement

Now, there’s an important decision to be made when encountering problems with your water heater. Sure, it might still work after getting fixed by a professional, but if it’s 10-12 years old, you might be throwing your money away. Water heaters can corrode after a while and they often need to be replaced at this time period.

So, evaluate the efficiency, condition, and how happy you are with the system before getting it fixed. If a replacement works better for you, then we urge you to consider purchasing one.

Do You Need an Upgrade?

Let’s say your water heater system is getting old but it’s not faulty by any means. Even if it works perfectly fine and doesn’t cost a lot of money to run, it might not be giving you the hot water that your family needs. For instance, if your water heater uses too much energy to stay hot throughout the day even though you’re not at home most of the time, then you might be better off with a tankless water heater that doesn’t suffer the effects of standby heat loss.

Likewise, if your family has grown in size over the past few years, then your tank water heater might not be the right size to provide you with the hot water you need. Why not size up your home with an upgraded water heater that can get the job done?

Call Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling for help with your water heater system.

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