When it comes to water heater replacement, committing to a new water heater before the old unit has failed is challenging. Especially when money is tight, you may be reluctant to replace it before complete failure. However, it is important to remember that all water heaters fail. Waiting until it does is a bad idea and can have disastrous and expensive consequences. At Green Leaf HVAC and Plumbing, we value saving you money and finding unique solutions. We know you want to get the most out of your water heater‘s lifetime value. Still, waiting until total system failure may be more trouble than it is worth.
There are several reasons preemptive water heater replacement can be beneficial. First, a water heater emergency could force your hand on a quick decision. Replacing a water heater comes with a lot of careful considerations. For example, you will not have time to decide between a tank or tankless model in an emergency. You won’t have time to explore fuel types or newer options. You’re stuck with the first model and installation company you come across. Preemptive replacement provides comfort and confidence. You know you have the best system for your needs because you had enough time to consider your options.
Additionally, a failed system will leave you without hot water until you can replace it. This could take anywhere from several hours to several days. Preemptive water heater replacements, on the other hand, have the benefit of planning. They take place at a convenient time and will only take a couple of hours.
Finally, Newer models are more efficient and can lower your utilities. Depending on your water heater, it will start losing efficiency between years 5-15. Replacing it with a newer model will reduce your energy bills and risk of water heater repair.
As you can see, there are many reasons to replace your water heater before it fails. While it may seem more expensive now, it pays for itself in reduced energy costs and repair bills. Plus, you have the added benefit of carefully selecting the system you need and the company you want to install it. If you need water heater replacement, call Green Leaf HVAC and Plumbing today.