No one wants to suddenly find themselves with a water heater that is on the fritz or, worse, not working entirely. That is especially true for those of us who live in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. After all, a home’s water heater does a lot. Without one we wouldn’t have hot water for showering, bathing, washing hands, doing dishes or doing laundry. In fact, a home’s water heater works so hard that it accounts for about 20% of a homeowner’s energy bills, according to the US Department of Energy.
So we clearly want our water heaters to work. And the way we keep them working and running properly is with regular routine maintenance.
Like most appliances and home equipment, water heaters need to be maintained. If your home’s water heater gets regular maintenance, that water heater will typically last about 10 years. Some can last as long as 13 years, but this is less common. Maintenance for water heaters includes:
As we mentioned above, even water heaters who have followed by the book maintenance will eventually need to be replaced. Once you have had your water heater for 10 years, it’s a good idea to pay close attention to whether or not the time has come to replace it. Luckily, there are some things you can look for that signal that it is likely time for a water heater replacement. Here they are:
While replacing a water heater may feel like a daunting task, you can count on Hocon Gas for reliable water heater installation in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. We serve Norwalk, Torrington, Waterbury, Danbury, Guilford, Suffield, Shelton and surrounding towns in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York and are happy to have you stop by one of our showrooms where we can tell you more about the water heaters we offer and all about the benefits of propane water heaters.
Don’t want until your water heater needs replacing – contact Hocon today!