You can’t ignore or deny it any longer. The problem has only gotten worse and you know that, soon, you’ll be completely without hot water. The time has come for a water heater… the question you have is where to start?
We can help because you always want to start by figuring out what team of experts you want to work with. The team at Quality Degree Heating & Air Conditioning is here to provide the services you need and walk you through the replacement process.
Read on to learn more about the steps that you may want to be involved in when you decide to replace that water heater.
Step 1. Understand the signs that you need a new water heater
First things first: let’s make sure that this isn’t an issue that can be addressed with a repair. While every water heater will need to be replaced someday, you don’t want to replace your system when it can continue to work for you for another 3–5 years. Double-check for the following signs that you are in need of a water heater replacement:
- Age: A water heater that is over 15 years old is one that needs to be replaced.
- Energy: Increased energy consumption paired with reduced hot water output is a sign of a big problem.
- Corrosion: Corrosion or rust on the tank of the water heater is an indicator of a system that needs replacement.
- Function: No hot water coming from an older system? You’ll want to let that water heater retire.
Step 2. Determine what kind of water heater you want installed next
Did you know there is more than one kind of water heater option available to you? It’s true! Make sure to fully consider your system options such as choosing between a storage tank water heater or a tankless water heater. You can also choose between an all-electric or natural gas water heater. It is a good idea to work with a professional to make sure you select the system that meets your needs the best.
Step 3. Schedule your water heater replacement with our team
You know that you need a new water heater and you have an idea of the kind of system you want to install next. It’s time to reach out to our team to get the replacement process started! Schedule an appointment with our team to replace your worn out water heater with a new, effective, and energy-efficient system you will be able to rely on for the next decade and beyond. All of our system installations are always a 5-star job!
Step 4. Have a backup plan in case you are without hot water for more than a few hours
Our team always does its best to reach your home as quickly as possible. However, full schedules may lead to problems getting to your home in time, before your water heater gives out entirely. While hopefully you don’t have to face this situation, it may be a good idea to have a backup plan for what to do if your water heater gives out one to two days before we can get that replacement taken care of. Being without hot water during the colder months of the year can prove hazardous, so it may be a good idea to talk to family or friends about spending the night or even treat yourself to a hotel stay.
Ready to get started? Contact Quality Degree Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule your water heater services.
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