Water Heater Replacement

A malfunctioning water heater can quickly disrupt the daily routine of everyone in your household. If you have a serious water heater breakdown, or if you need frequent repairs, you might consider water heater replacement. New Water Heaters can be much more efficient than older models, saving you money and making your days run much more smoothly―with all the hot water you need!

Contact Smith HVAC for your water heater replacement, repair, or maintenance service. Call 801-735-4577 today

Signs You May Need To Replace Your Water Heater

It may be time for a new water heater if these issues are present:

Age: A traditional storage-tank water heater that’s beyond 10 years old may be nearing the end of its life expectancy. This may be a great time to consider replacing the old water heater with a new model or switching to a tankless unit. Proper maintenance, including flushing the tank annually, will help ensure you get the most out of your hot water heater.

Discolored water: Brownish or reddish water from your hot water taps, or hot water with a metallic taste, could mean a rusted water heater tank. This may indicate a leak on the wayAnode rods, inserted in the tank, can help prevent water heater corrosion. The source could be your plumbing pipes or your water heater, or both. Your plumber can track down the root cause of any rust or leakage.

Water heater noise: Excessive sediment or mineral deposits in the tank can lead to noises like popping or hissing. Limescale (sediment) may also block the heating element in some cases. A sizzling sound could mean there’s a pressure problem in the tank or restricted water flow. If there is water in the pressure relief valve, you’ll need a technician right away. You may need to shut the water heater off until you get it checked out.

Insufficient hot water supply: If the last half of your shower tends to be cold, your tank may simply be too small to meet the needs of your household. Alternatively, there may be excessive sediment inside the water heater tank. Water heater replacement may be in order.

Water not hot enough: If your hot water isn’t quite hot enough, there could be a problem with the thermostat or a failed heating element. You can try turning up the heat setting, but be careful of going too high to avoid scalding. Keep the temperature between 120 and 140 degrees. If turning up the heat doesn’t solve the problem.

Water heater leaks: Leaks may be coming from the connections, rather than the heater itself. A leaking tank is a sign you should replace the water heater before your property is damaged.