Talking Hot Water Tank Replacement

What You Need to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater

The average lifespan of a water heater is 8-10 years, and if you are nearing that time period, you may be wondering when your tank will need to be replaced. Living with this possibility hanging over your head can be stressful if you’re not prepared.


Signs That Your Water Heater Is On Its Last Legs

If your tank is eight years old or older and you answer an honest “No” to at least one of the following, it’s time to think about shopping for a new water heater.

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  • Have you ever switched the anodes in your tank?
  • Have you performed regular maintenance on your tank?
  • Do you make efforts to keep the temperature low on the tank and turn it to the Vacation setting when you go away for longer than a weekend?
  • Do you have a small family or does your household generally not demand much of your water heater?
  • It is best to know your options before you need to, or replace the tank if you think the time has come. A scheduled call may be less expensive and is definitely less stressful than having to call the plumber unexpectedly on any emergency call because your water heater stops working suddenly!


    The New High Efficiency eF Series

    The new eF series from Bradford White is the most efficient tank-type residential water heater currently on the market, making it easier on the environment and your wallet. This power vent gas water heater offers 90% thermal efficiency where other high efficiency water heaters offer 80% at most. With three heat exchanger tubes rather than the usual one, it heats water over a greater surface area; and its insulation is 2” thick — double the norm. In addition, like other power vent water heaters, the eF series features spark to pilot ignition control, meaning the pilot isn’t burning constantly when the water heater is not in use.

    All of these features translate into energy and cost savings for you. Add to that the microprocessor which allows the unit to maintain consistent and accurate water temperature; two anodes rather than just one; built-in features to reduce corrosion and prevent sediment; and Bradford White’s exclusive interior enamel coating to cut down on, and we have a water heater that is sure to keep you happy over its long life.


    Save 15% in October

    For the entire month of October, we here at Instant Plumbing are offering 15% off all hot water tanks. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of notable savings and no longer worry, “Is our water heater going to fail over the winter?” Benefit from greater efficiency as well and spend your winter smiling smugly about how much money you have saved — while enjoying a hot shower.

    For more information or to book your tank replacement, call us today.

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