Water Heater Installation Experts
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If your water heater is older than 10 years, it can spring a leak at any time. Most water heaters don't make it to 12 years old, and many fail before they are 10 years old. Even if your water heater is not leaking, it is probably costing you extra money on your utility bill.
As sediment and scale build up in the bottom of the tank and on the heating elements, it requires more energy to heat the water through the sediment and scale. It is estimated that a water heater that is 10 years old can be as much as 30% less efficient than it was when it was new.
An older electric water heater operating at a 30% reduced efficiency will cost the average home owner $500-$600 a year on their electric bill. A gas water heater operating at a 30% reduced efficiency will cost about $400 a year to operate. Compare that to the operating costs for a new, more efficient water heater. A new electric water heater's anual operating expense will average $400-$500. A new gas water heater will cost about $250-$300 a year to operate.
So, by replacing your 10-year-old water heater, you will be saving $100-$200 a year in operating costs. And there are additional potential savings of thousands of dollars saved by not waiting for the flood! A flood as a result of a water heater failure often causes damage to drywall and moldings, causes mold and mildew in the carpets, and damages many other things that often get stored around water heaters.
Even if your water heater is located in the garage or a utility closet, the water will run under the walls and damage drywall and carpet on the opposite side of the wall from the water heater's location.
Lastly, water heaters never fail when it's convenient. Often, full-service plumbers charge a premium for immediate or emergency service.
By scheduling your water heater replacement today, you will save a lot of money, time and aggravation. Don't wait for the flood!
Don't Wait For The Flood!