Should I Replace My Water Heater To Meet New Federal Guidelines?
There’s no way to sugarcoat it, new Federal Water Heater Guidelines could cost you a lot of money in the long run if you fail to take heed. The US Department Of Energy has announced that federal energy-efficiency standards will raise on April 16th, a rule that may affect every single homeowner. This isn’t the first time the standards have changed and each time billions of dollars are saved but…it poses an inconvenience for some. So what does this mean for you? If you’ve been slacking in terms of water heater care, now is the time to make sure you’re up to par.
What happens if I wait until after April 16th?
By choosing to ignore the “deadline” you will forfeit the opportunity to receive a direct replacement on your current tank. Ignoring your water heater’s cry for help could also cause you to make unnecessary construction adjustments to the walls in order to suit the width of your new model. The cost of new water heaters could increase by 35% after April 16th!
How to tell if your water heater needs to be replaced:
- As a rule of thumb, water heaters should be replaced every 7 years
- Any leaks or flooding around the tank
- Discolored water flow throughout your home
- Hot water runs out too quickly or doesn’t get hot at all
- A foul smell stemming from the utility space
Time is ticking and your current water heater may have already had enough. If you haven’t noticed any issues, but your warranty has expired then it is time to consult with a professional Atlanta plumber as well. At AllGood, we’re fully prepared for the worst case scenario concerning your water heater. Contact us to inspect the condition of your current unit and discuss your options.