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When Should I Replace My Water Heater?

Written on: February 28, 2022

Be proactive, not reactive, with your water heater upgrade

water heater installation massachusettsThe right time to replace your water heater in Marshfield and Cohasset, MA is before it breaks and forces you to make a decision out of necessity, rather than what’s best for your home, family and budget. Nobody wants to imagine their water heater kicking the bucket, but the truth is that they don’t last forever – especially the older models. If you know that your water heater is nearing the 10-year mark, or has been showing signs of wear and less-than-stellar performance, it may be time to consider an upgrade while you’re not in a bind. Read on to learn more about how being proactive about your water heater replacement can help you save big.

Signs your water heater has seen better days

There’s more to water heater performance these days than “is the water hot?” (Although, to be fair, it is an important consideration. Nobody likes cold showers!) Signs that your water heater is due for an inspection and possibly a repair or upgrade include:

Should you go tankless? Only if you want to save money!

If you haven’t heard about tankless water heaters, you’re in for a pleasant surprise! With tankless water heaters, you can save up to 40% on your water heating energy costs, because a tank of water isn’t having to be maintained at a certain temperature. Only when you are using hot water are you using energy.

Tankless water heaters have a long life expectancy, but should be maintained as per manufacturer recommendations. Tankless water heaters generally take up a smaller physical footprint so you will gain some space in the basement area, or wherever your tank is located. You will not need to change out other domestic water piping when going tankless, so it’s a pretty easy changeout.

Contact Williams Energy when you are ready to upgrade!

If you’re ready to replace your home’s water heater, or if you want to upgrade to a tankless water heater, look no further than Williams Energy. We sell, install, maintain and repair a range of top-quality water heater brands and models. We also offer water heater service plans. Service plan coverage includes discounts on labor and parts and some even cover occasional tune-up maintenance.

Whether your water heater is gas-fired, oil-fired or electric, you can count on Williams to help, so become a customer today!