Compared to many other communities and countries around the world, hot water is a luxury for homeowners in Orlando, Florida. But that doesn’t mean you want to stop producing and using it anytime soon, especially during the winter. To protect your comfort, watch for these three warning signs that you need a new water heater:
If your water heater has a single leak, it’s likely repairable. But if it has multiple leaks, you probably need a new unit. If you notice standing water around your unit, it’s time to take action. To avoid wasting water, driving up utility bills and further damage, a professional will need to inspect it thoroughly.
Not Producing Hot Water
Turning on the shower to get ready for work only to find there’s no hot water is never fun, especially in January. You don’t want to start your day taking a cold shower in a cold bathroom. Remember, your water heater might take a few minutes to produce hot water during cold conditions. But if it doesn’t produce any hot water, there’s an issue.
Starting to Show Age
As with everything else that ages, including your HVAC system, your water heater will eventually start to lose efficiency. If your home’s unit is 10 to 15 years old, start saving for a new one. If it’s more than 15 years old, you definitely need to install a newer and more efficient model soon.
Don’t wait until you’re not receiving hot water to think about whether you need a new water heater. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Orlando at (407) 584-1042 to schedule your new water heater installation. If you require a water heater repair, our team of service technicians can perform that, too.