Has your old water heater stopped providing enough hot water? Does it show signs of corrosion or leaks? If so, it's time to start looking for a replacement. On average, a gas water heater will last around 8 years. With regular maintenance, which includes flushing the tank annually, you may be able to extend its lifespan to 12 years or more.
Here are the questions to consider when buying a new water heater:
Tankless water heaters have several advantages over traditional tank-based models. The biggest advantage is that they provide a constant supply of hot water on demand, so you don't need to wait for the tank to refill. This makes tankless units a great option for large households that would otherwise need a very large water heater tank to avoid running out of hot warer.
Tankless systems are more energy efficient and have a longer lifespan than traditional water heaters. However, they are more complex and cost more to install, so make sure you factor this into your decision.
Once you have a general idea of what you need, your plumber can help you with other considerations, such as installation requirements, gas line connections, as well as any permits or inspections that may be required. They can also help select the best location for the water heater, such as near the kitchen or master bath.
Have questions about water heaters? Give Grand Lake Plumbing & Heating a call. We can help answer all your plumbing questions.