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Signs That It May Be Time to Replace Your Water Heater

Last updated 5 years ago

All water heaters, even the most efficient tankless water heaters, will eventually need to be replaced. If you are experiencing problems with your water heater, it may make more sense to repair it rather than replace it. Here are a few signs that will indicate that it is time to replace your water heater.

Your Water Heater is More Than 10 Years Old
Conventional water heaters with a storage tank typically only last for 10-13 years. If your water heater is approaching the end of its lifetime and is becoming costly to repair, replacement will make more sense than repairing it.

Your Water Heater is Inefficient
Older water heaters with storage tanks are expensive to maintain and use when compared to a tankless water heater. In fact, tankless water heaters can be up to 20% more energy efficient. Replacing your conventional water heater with a tankless model can save you up to $700 on your energy bills.

Your Water Heater is Leaking
Water heaters naturally develop a buildup of minerals that react with the steel on the inside of the tank, which corrodes it over time. When corrosion starts to wear out the tank, it will develop a leak. Unfortunately, after a water heater begins to leak, it can be extremely costly to repair.  

You Want to Take Advantage of Tax Credits and Rebates
New tankless water heaters come with tax credits and rebates, but some of these discounts are only available through the end of the year, or until funds run out. Invest in a water heater while you can, and you may enjoy a discount between $300 and $900.

Once you replace your water heater, it’s a good idea to maintain it regularly by having it cleaned out once per year. To invest in a new Rinnai tankless water heater, call Wholesale Tankless at (877) 278-2253 or visit our website today. We also offer high-quality water heater maintenance that will keep your tankless water heater in great condition for years.


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