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3 Reasons to Replace a Water Heater

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3 Reasons to Replace a Water Heater

Is your water heater on the fritz? Then the good news is you might just need a quick repair from the professionals on our team. Here at GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc, we specialize in water heater services from repairs to maintenance. But that might not be good enough in your specific situation, you might need more.

Repairs are great but they can get old, both figuratively and physically. If your water heater system is constantly requiring your attention to the point where you know about all the components of your unit (even if you don’t want to), then it might be time to get it replaced. Contrary to popular belief, water heaters are only built to last 10-15 years in age before they need to be replaced. So, this blog post is designed to help you differentiate between the different water heater services in Cascade, MI, and how to tell if you need replacement.

Replacing Your Water Heater

Let’s be honest, replacing your water heater is probably the last thing you’d want to do if you’re looking out for your budget. Water heater replacements can be one of the most expensive things to purchase in regards to water heater services. Can’t you just repair your faulty system?

Well, yes, but you’ll still be paying more over time. Your water heating bills will be higher, you’ll be calling us more frequently for repairs, and you’ll be rightfully complaining about the subpar comfort that comes from your broken water heater. Here are three great points that make water heater replacement services worth every penny.

  1. It’s reached the end of its reasonable lifespan. It’s safe to assume that a 15 or 20 year old water heater is going to start causing problems for you and your family at a more frequent rate. You’ll need repairs more often, you’ll see less efficiency, and you might not even get the hot water you want. Our team can replace your system if it’s this old, and we’ll do it for a reasonable cost.
  2. It’s corroding and causing you all sorts of problems. Corrosion is insidious and it can happen regardless of how much you repair your system. Tank water heaters have an anode rod to absorb the corrosion, but that’s still not enough to prevent corrosion from destroying the lining of a water heater. If you’re noticing signs of corrosion or reoccurring leaks, then you might need to replace the whole system.
  3. It’s running up the bill and not providing you with efficient hot water. Your hot water heater is supposed to supply your home with comfortable water. If it’s not, or if you’re paying too much for that water, then you need to find a solution that works. After all, what’s the point of having a water heater if it doesn’t properly heat your water to your standards? Replacement services are a surefire way of dealing with this problem head on. A good technician will be able to get you set up with a system that works to your standards.

Call GRmetro Heating and Cooling for more information about our water heater replacement services.

Dwight Engelsma Photo, Owner photo
About The Author

Dwight Engelsma

Dwight Engelsma, founder of GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc, has been in the home services industry for 30 years. After working in HVAC for several years, he set out to open a company that focused on providing unbeatable customer service from industry experts.

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