Many people function under the thought process that you don’t fix (or replace) something until it’s broken. In the case of hot water tanks, however, that may not always be the best idea. Older models are much less efficient, and replacing them could cost a lot less over time. This is especially true if you’re experiencing issues with your unit and debating between whether to have your tank repaired or replaced. If you’ll be paying for new parts and labour, it may be better to get a newer unit instead.
Technology is the leading advantage for installing new hot water tanks. Newer models are becoming more and more efficient. The reason this is such a benefit to you is because it will significantly lower the utility costs for your home. The more efficiently your unit can heat water, keep it a specific temperature, and deliver it to various points in your home, the less energy it uses and the less you will pay. Having a new tank installed may also be a good time to have your water heater moved to a better location in your home. Getting a new unit gives you the opportunity to start over on properly maintaining it and making sure you’re having it flushed each year. Doing this regularly will improve its life expectancy.
If your current model is nearing the end of its lifespan, it may be time to start shopping for something better. There are so many options to choose from, so make sure to spend some time researching what will be best for your home. Keep your guests, your family, and yourself most comfortable by installing a new hot water tank.