Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Tankless Water Heater

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Many households rely on hot water for daily showers, dishwashing, and other chores. It’s important to fix a broken tankless heater when it starts showing signs of inefficiency. However, you might need a new water heater installation in Surprise, AZ from Emergency Master Plumbing & Air when these issues start popping up.

Large Costs of Maintaining Appliances

Tankless water heaters are a popular choice for many homes as these water heaters are known for being energy and cost-efficient. But if you’ve got a steadily rising utility bill (the cause of which you’ve narrowed down to the water heater), then it might be time for a tankless water heater replacement.

Additionally, if you find yourself paying more for tankless water heater repairs, then the more economical choice would be to get a new unit that runs smoothly and requires less maintenance or costs less to operate.

Fluctuating Water Temperature

If there are problems with the water heater, the water temperature will fluctuate often. There can be temperature swings when mineral deposits in the water heating pipes build up. These issues can often be addressed by water heater repair. However, if the water temperature keeps fluctuating despite prior repairs, start looking for a replacement unit.

Quality of Water

If the water from your hot and cold taps is rusty or discolored, there is a problem. The water flowing out of your taps should be colorless and uncloudy, but sediment accumulation can cause it to shift to a murky brown or even gray. It may pose a significant threat to your family’s health if this occurs.

Typically, a tankless water heater will last for around 15 to 20 years, maybe even longer with a solid water heater maintenance program in place. But if it’s been longer than x years since you replaced your water heater, it’s probably time to have it checked out again.

Emergency Master Plumbing & Air can help you determine whether your tankless water heater needs an upgrade. Contact us today for an appointment.