Is it Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

Water Heaters are an essential for any Minnesota home, especially in the coming winter months. You use your water heater every day, whether it’s when you take a shower, wash the dishes, or do laundry, so it’s important to make sure it is properly maintained and running smoothly.

Since it’s used so often, water heaters are subject to a lot of wear and tear. Repairs are often necessary throughout the life of your water heater, but how do you know when it’s time for a replacement? Generally, it’s a good idea to get a replacement every ten years. If you’re not sure, however, there are a few other signs that can tell you if its time to give your old water heater the boot, and replace it with a more efficient model:

  • You frequently are not getting enough hot water.
  • You are experiencing lower pressure than usual.
  • Your water is coming out discolored or with an unusual odor.
  • If there is any leaking, you should replace your water heater as soon as possible to prevent flooding or any other damage.

If you’re still hesitant about spending money to replace an old water heater, remember that newer technology has made new equipment more efficient, which will save you money in the long run on energy bills. There are also many different models to choose from, so you can find a water heater that fits your particular needs and budget.

When it comes time to make the switch to a new water heater, call a professional company like Metro Heating & Cooling to help you navigate the process. Metro Heating & Cooling offers several models of water heaters to homes throughout St. Paul, Minneapolis, and the greater Twin Cities area.

Contact us today to learn more about our water heater options and pricing.