Uncategorized January 30, 2024

5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater

If you’re unsure whether it’s time for a water heater replacement, Parrish Services is here to help. Below we will discuss five signs it’s time to replace your water heater and the benefits and importance of proper water heater installation:

1.Fluctuating Water Temperature

If your hot showers last less and less time before turning cold or the temperature isn’t consistent, your system may not be as efficient as it once was. Over time, sediment and minerals will build up inside the tank and reduce its capacity and heating efficiency. Frequent maintenance can help the issue, but water heater replacement may be a more cost-effective solution.

2.Unusual Noises

If you hear banging or other loud noises coming from your water heater, this could also be a sign it needs to be replaced. As your water heater ages, sediment builds up inside and eventually hardens. As the water heats up, you’ll hear a banging noise. Constant banging can cause cracks in the metal of your water heater. If you hear unusual noises, keep a look out for small leaks and contact a technician to consider options for replacement.

3.Visible Leaks or Pooling Water

If you notice visible leaks or pooling around the base of your water tank, it’s time to invest in a new water heater. Leaks from your water heater can cause notable water damage in your home.

4.Rusty or Discolored Water

Over time, your water heater can rust due to the contact with water. If you see rusty or discolored water coming from your faucets or your tank showing signs of rust, it could indicate that your water heater needs replacing. Rust is not only an eyesore, but it can cause leaks and problems with your home’s plumbing system.

5.Frequent Repairs

If your water heater requires frequent repairs, that is a clear indication that it’s time to consider replacing it. The average water heater lasts around ten years. However, heavy household use or lack of regular preventative maintenance can cause premature wear. It’s often more cost-effective to replace your water heater than to keep repairing it.

The Benefits of Water Heater Replacement

If your conventional water heater is over ten years old, consider replacing it with a high-efficiency model. Design improvements and advanced technology boost the function and efficiency of today’s hot water appliances. Newer models are more efficient and come with several advantages, including energy savings, quieter operation, and reliability. Choose from a wide range of water heaters, including:

  • Hybrid heat pump water heaters- that nearly double the efficiency of standard electric models.
  • Tankless water heaters- equipped with recirculation technology for high-performance, instant hot water distribution. 
  • Hot water recirculation systems- expedite the traveling of hot water to fixtures and eliminate your prolonged wait for hot water. Circulation systems can be paired with tank or tankless equipment.
  • Gas condensing water heaters- recapture heat from exhaust gases, increase efficiency and improve recovery times.
  • Conventional gas water heaters- manufactured with motorized dampers and high insulation values. 
  • Smart water heaters- tank and tankless, equipped with digital technology managed from a smartphone app.

Why Partner with Parrish Services for Your Water Heater Services? 

For busy families, water heaters, plumbing system, drain and shut-off valve inspections often slip by unnoticed—leaving homes at risk for mechanical breakdowns or early replacement. Parrish Services has the solution: Priority Service Plans. In just one visit, your licensed technicians inspect multiple home systems and perform maintenance that keeps warranties in effect and systems operating at peak efficiency. All maintenance visits are documented and stored in the cloud for your peace of mind—where you can easily access and review them.

Parrish Services is trusted by residents throughout Northern Virginia for tank-style water heater installation, tankless water heater equipment, and more. Contact us today for an estimate.

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