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Should I Repair or Replace My Water Heater?


No one wants to have to be without any access to hot water in their home. Suddenly washing the dishes feels less sanitary and showering in the morning becomes one of the least appealing activities ever. If your water heater is struggling to do its job though, you may find yourself looking at a period of time without hot water or with lukewarm water at best.

If your water heater is struggling, your best course of action is to find a professional who can get it up and running again. Not sure whether you need water heater repairs or a full system replacement? We’ll help you find out what you need and provide the service necessary to get things running again.

You may need water heater repairs if…

  • You hear odd noises when using your hot water. The next time you use your hot water, see if you can listen to your system while it is operating. Does it sound normal or is it making noises you’ve never heard before? A high pitch whistle or a low rumble or crackle from your water heater can spell trouble.
  • The energy bill and water bills are both increasing. How have your monthly bills looked lately? If you are noticing that the pull on your water and your electricity seem to be increasing at once, it may mean you have a faulty water heater on your hands.
  • The water temperature is fluctuating. When you turn on the tap for hot water, have you noticed that the temperature of the water fluctuates? Or perhaps it seems to take longer than usual to heat up? If there are inconsistencies with the temperature of the water coming from your water heater, make sure to have a technician take a look at it.

You should look at a replacement system if…

  • The current system is 10-15 years old or more. Age matters a lot when it comes to the systems that keep your home running. A water heater that is between 10 to 15 years old is one that probably should be replaced sooner than later. If your system is over 15 years old, you absolutely need to get a replacement set up ASAP.
  • There is corrosion in the tank of the heater. Your water heater does have a way to resist corrosion and rust thanks to the anode rod but that doesn’t mean it will be protected forever. If your water heater develops rust in the tank, it means that it is time to get a new system.
  • The water heater simply can’t heat water anymore. Much like an air conditioner that can’t cool your home, there is no reason to hold onto a water heater that can’t heat your water anymore! Schedule a replacement for your old water heater today.

Looking to get a new water heater installation or get repairs for your current water heater? In both situations, you can come to our team for help.

Contact Commander Air Inc. to schedule an appointment. Your hometown heating and cooling specialist for three generations.

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