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Four Seasons Plumbing offers guidelines for home water heater replacement

Plumbers in West Asheville

ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 15, 2020 – Four Seasons Plumbing, serving the Asheville and Hendersonville areas, provides expert tips to help local homeowners recognize common signs that it’s time to replace their water heater.

“We want homeowners to get the most out of their investment, so we recommend making repairs when it’s cost-effective,” said Max Rose, the owner of Four Seasons Plumbing. “But eventually even the most durable, well-maintained heater reaches the end of its product life. If you wait until final failure, you could experience leaks and property damage, spend several days without hot water, or end up paying extra for emergency service. If you’re prepared, however, installing a new unit can be a seamless, economical process.”

Rose suggests homeowners look out for the following indications that a new heater may be a better option than repairs:

  • How old is the heater? Most heaters last for an average of eight to 12 years. If your unit is approaching 10 years old, expensive repairs make less sense. Consider installing a new, more efficient heater to save money on maintenance, upkeep, and energy consumption.
  • How well does it perform? Water heaters will show signs of breakdown and lose efficiency as they near the end of their product life. If it takes longer to get hot water or you notice an increase in energy costs, it could be a sign that it’s time for a new heater.
  • How much will repairs cost? If a major repair will cost up to 50% or more of the price of a new installation, investing in a new unit will probably cost less in the long run. A series of minor problems can add up, too. If you’re constantly spending money on more than maintenance, consider upgrading your equipment.
  • What does an expert say? If you think it may be time to install a new water heater, schedule a professional inspection. A plumbing expert can assess your situation and make a recommendation based on you and your family’s circumstances.

“Water heaters are often ignored until something goes wrong,” Rose said. “And when something does go wrong, like the loss of hot water or a major water heater leak, it can be an emergency. With more information and guidance from an expert, you’ll be prepared to make a difficult decision before that happens and ensure the right solution for your family.”

Four Seasons Plumbing follows strict health and safety guidelines in order to continue providing the Asheville area with essential plumbing-related services while the community continues to open up. For more information about Four Seasons Plumbing, call (828) 216-3894.

Max Rose - Owner of Four Seasons Plumbing


Max Rose

Max Rose is the owner of Four Seasons Plumbing, a plumbing company in Asheville, North Carolina.