It is a no-brainer that water heaters that are not repairable must be replaced, but did you know that there are reasons why you might want to replace one that is functioning just fine? The key to that sentence is the last two words, “just fine.” Similar in meaning to “good enough,” which isn’t always the result you want. Water heaters that aren’t giving you the performance you want for one reason or another can leave you wondering if a replacement is the best way to go. Here are a few situations where water heaters are often replaced even when still functioning.
- Need to upsize- If your family is constantly running out of hot water, it might be time to consider a larger tank or have a second water heater installed. This is not an uncommon situation during some bathroom renovation projects, such as installing a large soaker bathtub that needs more hot water to enjoy a luxurious bath.
- Need to downsize- When the children grow up and leave home, you may not need the large water heater you have. You might not think about dropping down to a smaller water heater when the current one is working fine, but take a look at the energy savings to see if it might be worth it to do so.
- Newer model- If you have an older water heater, it isn’t a bad idea to learn about the newest features and energy efficiency you could gain with one of the newer models of water heaters.
If you would like to learn about water heaters that could make water heater replacement a good option for your Mooresville, North Carolina home, reach out to us at Hall’s Plumbing. We are happy to address your questions and let you know the condition of your current water heater, so you can make an informed decision.