Most water heaters last between 8 to 10 years, after which replacement is generally recommended. There are also a few signs that will indicate you need a new water heater:
- Leaking around the tank
- Rust in your water
- No hot water even if the unit is turned on
- Banging or rumbling noises coming from the tank
- Water has an unusual or foul odor
Four Seasons Plumbing offers professional water heater replacement and installation services. Call us today: 828-216-3894
Technically, you can install a water heater on your own. However, this is not a simple project and it can be dangerous to attempt it if you do not have the proper training and background experience. Plus, mistakes in the installation can lead to expensive repairs, property damage, and serious injury.
To avoid such risks, it’s best to hire an experienced and licensed plumber to install your water heater. Four Seasons Plumbing can help you with this.
It depends on a few different factors: your mechanical skills, your experience with these kinds of installations, and the location of the unit.
With gas water heaters, it’s important to remember that you are working with a volatile compound that can explode. Even the smallest mistake in the installation can lead to additional costs, property damage, serious injury, and even death.
We highly recommend you contact a professional plumber to install your gas water heater for you.
A number of factors influence the cost of water heaters. These include the type of technology and materials used in making the units. Most models are made of copper and stainless steel, which are quite expensive. Also, water heaters are designed to last for a long time, which is why they are made of high-grade materials.
The type of unit you get (gas, electric, or tankless) and the cost of installation services also contribute to the overall expense of water heaters.
It’s generally recommended that you replace your water heater if it’s more than 10 years old. But there are units that can still work efficiently after that time, though they may need more maintenance and repairs.
To determine if your water heater needs to be replaced, watch out for the following signs:
- water heater tank is constantly leaking
- hot water is discolored or has rust
- rumbling or banging noises from the tank
- water has an unusual or foul odor