Water Heater Replacement
There are several signs that your water heater is fading fast and that it’s time for a replacement. Here are just a few things to look for:
Age: This is one of the most important factors when determining whether or not you need to replace your water heater. A water heater that is more than 10 years old should be considered for replacement. Don’t wait for it to start leaking before considering a replacement.
Rusty Water: This is an indicator that the piping from your water heater is starting to rust away and that it will soon begin to leak.
Rumbling Noises: These noises can be attributed to sediment build up on the bottom of the tank. When the sediment is heated and reheated, it hardens. This is the rumbling or banging sounds you hear coming from the water heater as it is heating up.
Puddles of Water: If you see moisture around your water heater, this is a sign of fractured tank. When the metal heats up, it will expand causing a leak. When the metal has cooled the inner tank will stop leaking.
How much does it cost to replace a hot water heater?
Installation costs vary but it can be anywhere from $500 to $2,500 to install a new water heater. It is difficult to give an accurate estimate without first seeing the installation site. Cost depends on a few factors including what type of unit the customer currently has, what they’re replacing it with and knowing what has to change to bring the site up to current code.
How much is a water heater?
Water heater pricing depends on the type of water heater one plans on investing in. Water heaters that have a higher efficiency rating will cost more than a conventional water heater. The price of a new unit can be anywhere between $200 and $6,000.