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When to Replace a Water Heater in Olympia, WA

To ensure a long life for your water heater, it requires regular maintenance from the time it’s installed. Although it is good practice to service and maintain, there are some factors (outside of your control) that contribute to your water heater’s lifespan.

A water heater in Olympia, WA can have a longer or shorter than average service life for a variety of reasons. Water conditions play a factor and change due to location and source, such as city or well water. Another contribution is usage. Hardly using a water heater at all can play a role just the same as heavy usage does.

 
Regular service from the get-go will ensure a longer lifespan for your water heater.

Regular service from the get-go will ensure a longer lifespan for your water heater.

 

Replacing heating elements or temperature/pressure relief valves can be considered minor repairs and allow for a longer life. However, if you find your water heater leaking and more than 8 years old- it’s likely to be more cost effective to replace. Draining your water heater annually if you live in Olympia, WA is highly recommended. We suggest beginning this annual service from the time the water heater unit is new. Draining your water heater after a number of years of not doing it can actually cause issues and compromise it’s performance.

 
Gas and propane water heaters are common to find in the Olympia, WA area.

Gas and propane water heaters are common to find in the Olympia, WA area.

 

Water Heaters in Olympia, WA that are more than 10 years old are more likely to be replaced rather than repaired. If you find that yours is heating erratically, maybe not at all, or leaking- it’s likely it’s time for a replacement. Prior to replacing it’s a good idea to make sure this isn’t an electrical or gas related issue. This is where having a professional plumbing service provided by Springer Plumbing can help save you time and money.

 
Make sure your water heater has a thermal expansion tank in good working order.

Make sure your water heater has a thermal expansion tank in good working order.

 

When you determine the water heater needs to be replaced, there are a few things to consider. Upgrading your water heater can improve efficiency and lower costs associated with use. Also, considering the size of your water heater is important. Springer Plumbing in Olympia, WA has a professional team of plumbers that can help determine the best size water heater to suit your needs.