How Long Does a Water Heater Last?
It would be nice if your home’s water heater would last for the lifetime of your home, but that simply isn’t the case. We recommend hiring Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Lethbridge for preventative maintenance if you want to extend the lifespan of your plumbing appliances. Most residential water heaters are designed to last between 11 and 20 years before they need to be replaced. Professional repairs can keep your water heater in good working order, but it likely won’t last longer than two decades. You can count on our licensed and insured plumbing professionals to help you determine if your water heater can be repaired or if upgrading is your best choice. Replacing your water heater is not always a bad thing because we offer affordable installation services, and upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient model can save you money on monthly energy bills.
The Benefits of Upgrading Your Home’s Water Heater
While we can repair all makes and models of residential water heaters, sometimes a replacement makes more sense. You might be spending too much money on repairs, or your appliance may simply be at the end of its useful lifespan. Your new water heater will be more efficient than your last one, helping you save money each month on utility costs. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Lethbridge is here to ensure your new appliance complies with federally mandated standards. If your outdated water heater is only producing lukewarm water, it’s time to upgrade. We will recommend the ideal water heater for you based on the amount of water you need and your space limitations. We can replace your water heater with one of the following types of plumbing fixtures:
- Conventional Water Heaters – A traditional water heater has a large tank that stores water. Conventional water heaters use gas or electrical energy to heat your water. Our team installs various sizes of conventional tanks based on your needs and space limitations. Having an efficient conventional water heater installed could reduce your heating bills by up to 7%.
- Tankless Water Heaters – This newer version of a water heater is compact and does not take up much space. Tankless water heaters provide hot water instantly and on demand. If you have space limitations or don’t want to wait for the water to heat up, choose a tankless water heater, and you can save up to 30% on your energy costs.
- Hybrid Water Heaters – A combination water heater can help you save up to 60% on monthly energy costs. Hybrid water heaters combine a conventional tank storage water heater with a heat pump.
Schedule Water Heater Service Today
After allowing our team to repair or install your home’s water heater, we recommend keeping up with regular maintenance services to ensure your energy bills stay reasonable while minimizing potential water heater issues. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Lethbridge offers 24/7 emergency plumbing services for water heaters, drains, sewers, and more. Contact us today to request a job estimate or schedule a service.