Home improvement isn't something you should consider doing only when you want to sell your home — it's something you should do to meet your family's changing needs.
Although a hot water system replacement is a project you may want to avoid because of the costs involved and the disruption it can cause, your residential water heater is one of the mechanical systems of the home that will need to be replaced at some point in the future.
So what are the common reasons you may need to get a new water heater for your home? Read along to find out.
Your water heater is old
Water heaters are not meant to last forever. Like other mechanical systems installed in your home, they suffer general wear and tear and will need to be replaced. If your home's water heater is almost nearing the end of its useful lifespan, it's recommended you get it replaced.
Your water heater can longer meet your family's hot water demand
As your household size increases, so does the demand for hot water in the home. As the years go by, you may need a bigger water heating unit to match your family's increased need for hot water.
You want to save money on your water heating bills
Water heaters use a variety of fuel sources to heat water. The most commonly used fuel types are gas, heating oil, electricity and sunshine. No matter how you heat your water, newer models of almost all water heater types are more efficient than the preceding models.
If you want to save money on your water heating expenses, it makes sense to switch your current water heater with a newer, more efficient model.
You want to keep your water heater repair bills as low as possible
Sometimes, water heaters develop serious problems that can't seem to go away even after the usual repairs have been done. Recurring problems can make repair costs add up fast, resulting in huge repair bills over the long term.
If your current water heater breaks down too often, you might be better off replacing it with a new unit that will provide the reliability you need.
Because of the sheer amount of retrofitting that may need to be done to switch from one type of water heater to another, a hot water system replacement may restrict your options to the same kind of water heater you currently have in your home. To know and understand what your options for water heater replacement are, consult your local hot water plumber. They can provide further information regarding hot water system replacements.