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Should I Replace My Water Heater This Winter?

We know that you have a lot of pressing concerns during the holiday season, and the state of your water heater is probably pretty far down on the list of priorities. However, it is important to know whether or not your water heater will be able to keep working through another winter. Have a look at the following signs that you might want to replace your water heater this winter.

Dropping Output

You’re going to exhaust any water heater if you put it under enough demand for a long enough period of time. However, the output capacity of a water heater will naturally decline as it ages and wears down. If your water heater seems to be struggling to provide even a moderate amount of hot water, it may be that you need to replace it.

Frequent Repairs

Water heaters do need the occasional repair service, just like pretty much every other system. The older and more worn out a system gets, though, the more prone it will be to developing issues. If you need to have your water heater repaired every few months, it’s a definite indication that you need to install a new one.


Once a water heater gets past 10-15 years old, it will start to develop problems increasingly frequently. You can keep your water heater operating after that point, if you want to spend the money on it. Honestly, though, it will almost certainly be more cost-effective in the long run to replace it once it reaches that age. Talk to a professional about whether or not replacing your old water heater would be a good idea.

Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling offers comprehensive water heater installation services throughout New Hope, PA. If you need a water heater installed, call today to schedule an appointment.

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