If you’ve been following along, you’ve probably heard: as of April 15th, the DOE (Department of Energy) is changing legislation for water heaters nationwide. Manufacturers will stop selling older, less efficient models. If you are a homeowner with an older water heater — approximately 6 years is when the warranty usually expires — you’ll want to look into direct replacement. Why?
How Do the Regulations Impact Southampton Homeowners?
Getting a water heater replacement now from Central Plumbing & Heating is simple …but in a couple of months, direct replacements of tank-type water heaters won’t be so easy. That’s because you’ll be forced to upgrade to a larger and more expensive model! If your water heater fails after the deadline for the new regulations and you try to get a replacement, you will not be able to find your model anymore, so you’ll need Central to help you through the upgrade process. In the meantime, you just won’t have hot water for your shower, your cooking, or your cleaning.
The new water heater models can cost up to 35% more, and on average they are 2″ wider and taller. Will this new device fit in your utility room? Don’t deal with the hassle of a forced efficiency upgrade. The experts at
5 Signs You Need Water Heater Replacement
If you notice any of the following, it’s time for water heater replacement.
- Loud Noises– A soft hum might be fine, but bangs and clangs warrant repair!
- Puddles and Leaks– Don’t just put a pot under that leak! If your water heater tank bursts, you’ll have a flooded basement on your hands!
- Age (Between 5 and 10)– If you’ve had your water heater for over 5 years and you notice performance issues, your best move is probably to replace. The water in this area can be hard, so water heater appliances might not reach the typical life expectancy of 10 to 15 years.
- Odors from Water Heater– Corrosion inside of the device will release musty smells.
Even if your water heater isn’t past its warranty yet, it should still receive professional annual maintenance. When was the last time a professional serviced your machine? If you experience any of the above symptoms, you may be on the verge of water heater collapse. Call Central Plumbing & Heating for water heater replacement service today!