How long have you had your electric water heater? An aging water heater that needs replacing may seem fine on the outside, but inside it might not be operating efficiently. When this happens, it is a drain on your money. If you need a new electric water heater replacement or installation in Franklin, Cashiers, and Highlands, NC, call us at (828) 229-2727. Our professionals can help you choose, purchase, and install your new heater.
When Your Electric Water Heater Needs Replacing
There are times at which you can tell something is amiss with your water heater. It may no longer heat water efficiently and you notice a rise in your electric utility bills as a result. Sometimes, it is not quite so obvious. Your electric water heater may appear fine, but it could still be failing you. When parts on the inside fail, it decreases your unit’s efficiency. It could be a reflection of the time that has passed and affected your heater, or it could be the result of a substandard model, if your heater is no more than 10 years old. Either way, your electric heater could be too far gone to repair. When individual parts of your electric heating unit start to malfunction, the system could also leak and result in damage to the heater’s surroundings.
Installing a New Water Heater
Installing your new electric water heater is similar to installing others, in some ways. You must turn off the heater at the main circuit, and then drain the unit. Once that is done, there are a number of other careful steps that must be taken, and it is best that they are taken by a professional. There are water heater efficiency standards, and other electric water heater installation details and processes that the person doing the installation must follow.
An expert will examine your current water heater model to be sure it cannot be repaired. If it cannot, that person will then determine what sort of electric water heater will be best suited for your home and life. A professional can also give you model and price options. Finally, you can have your professional electric water heater installation.