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Don’t Wait for a Cold Day to Replace Your Hot Water Heater

We know you aren’t sitting there waiting for a day below freezing to replace your ailing hot water heater. What we mean is that it is fairly typical (some may call it “Murphy’s Law”) to find on a very chilly day that your hot water heater has finally called it quits. Being without the hot water you need is never an enjoyable scenario, but when it’s cold outside, it can feel even worse. If it’s time to replace your hot water heater in Oxford, OH, then it’s time to call the hot water heater experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling.

When Do I Know It’s Time?

Odds are, your hot water heater has been giving you some hints that it isn’t doing so well. Here are some of the more common signs that can indicate it is ready to retire:

  • Tepid water – have there been points when the water coming from your hot water tap has been, at best, tepid? Water vacillating between hot and tepid indicates that your unit is experiencing a problem with the burner, the dip tube or the ability to keep the hot water hot. If your water heater is over 10 years old, you’ll want to consider replacing it for a new, reliable one.
  • Loud noises – hot water heaters are not supposed to be loud appliances. In fact, they are made to operate as quietly as possible. If yours is making loud noises, even after being attended to by a trained technician, the unit is likely on its way out.
  • Eats electricity or fuel – are your utility bills skyrocketing because of your hot water heater? As water heaters age, the components begin to breakdown. This makes them less efficient, and as such, they use more power or fuel to operate.

As we get colder, your hot water becomes more and more of a necessity. Let us help you have the hot water you need with expert hot water heater replacement – call today!

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