When you need to handle your home care, it’s important that you take great care of your hot water equipment. Most importantly, you have to know when it’s time to get a hot water system replacement.
These are intricate systems that heat your water so that you can keep your showers hot, in addition to heating water for laundry, sinks, baths and basins. So when do you know it’s time to get a replacement? We’re glad to explain.
These tips will help you out when you’re wondering whether it’s time to get a new hot water system.
1. You're Noticing Rattling or Other Sounds
Pay careful attention to strange sounds with your hot water system. When the hot water system is rattling, clanging, whistling, or otherwise making noises, it’s a surefire sign that its happening internally.
Depending on the system it could be a sign that there are some loose or damaged parts, failed valves or a ruptured tank. Getting an inspection will let you know what you are dealing with.
2. The System is Starting to Leak
If you’re dealing with leaks, it’s definitely time to take a look at getting a new hot water system. These leaks will not only start wasting water, but they will also create long-term damage and mold.
You should fix the leaks to the best of your ability so that your hot water system works better, and keeps your utilities under control.
3. You Notice Your Bills Getting Out of Control
Your water bills will tell much of the story when it comes to your hot water system. If you’re noticing spikes in these bills, it could be a sign that your system is working too hard and giving you issues.
This is one of the first warning signs that your hot water system is beginning to decline, and that you should have a professional gauge whether it needs a repair or a replacement.
4. The Water Isn't Getting Hot
Of course, you need your system to actually heat your water, and when this isn’t happening, it’s a red flag. Be sure that you test the system frequently, and make sure that no circuits are tripped or fuses blown.
When your water isn’t getting hot, it could also point to thermostat issues, malfunctioning heating elements, and other issues.
5. You've Had the Water Heater for Several Years
After 12 years or so, it’s time to start considering a new hot water system. If your system is old, you are going to start dealing with problems before too long.
These repair bills will become increasingly expensive and will take a toll on your home care bills. Get inspections each and every year for your hot water system to make sure that everything is working correctly.
6. You'd Like to Get New Technology
Finally, it’s a great idea to get a new hot water system simply because you want to upgrade the technology. Whether it’s a tankless water heater, solar or heatpump they all have a great way to save money on your bills.
It’s an eco-friendly installation that will make your home better off and will allow you to use this technology to your advantage.
Buy a Hot Water System That Will Make a Difference
The tips above are useful when you’d like to invest in a hot water system that will make a difference for you. Your hot water equipment will serve your home well, particularly when it is well kept.
It’s up to you to learn the ins and outs of buying a quality system that will be a good fit. We’d be happy to assist you further. Use the tips in this article and contact us on the web, or by phone at (07) 3901 6042, 24 hours a day.