Every mechanical product that betters your life and adds comfort to your home, comes with a finite lifespan. An expiration date that cannot be extended no matter how regular or committed you are with the maintenance or upkeep. The water heater that pampers you and your family every day with hot and refreshing showers, too is bound to run its course some day and be ready for a replacement. At Boyle Energy, we have always strived to ensure that our customers experience a comforting life within their homes with the least bit of inconvenience. Here’s a compilation of 5 handy facts that will help you know whether your water heater has served its life and purpose fully well and is now ready for replacement.
1. Check the birth certificate
A standard water heater can do its job, without heating up your nerves, for a span of 15 to 20 years. If you have a water heater that’s seen over 20 birthdays, it’s time for a replacement.
2. The morning shower doesn’t really awaken you
If your showers are getting lukewarm and you’re stepping out of the bath feeling less than fully refreshed and rejuvenated, it’s time for a new water heater to make its entry into your home.
3. Your bills are heating up
A water heater that’s in its decline will need to work extra hard to meet your needs. Since hot water accounts for most of your home’s energy usage, a surge in your energy bills is no surprise.
4. You see rust making an appearance
Water heaters don’t really start showing signs of corrosion until they get really old. So, if you see the familiar, orangish-brown signature of corrosion on your water heater, it’s time for a change.
5. The technician swings by every now and then
If you’re calling a technician more than twice a year (and that’s being conservative) to check on your water heater, it’s not a good sign.
We hope this brief read helps you understand whether your existing water heater can go on a few more years or needs to be replaced at the earliest. Whether you’re looking for a new residential oil hot water boiler – you could consider our range of gas-efficient water heaters, or gas water heater service for your existing domestic hot water boiler priority, at Boyle Energy we can help you with either need. Just give us a call and we’ll look forward to serving you with the Boyle way of excellence.