Water heaters–specifically tank water heaters, which are used in most homes in the area–usually do their jobs very quietly. Unlike furnaces or air conditioners, which typically show signs of trouble, water heaters rarely draw attention to themselves when there’s a problem. Add to that their typical placement in out-of-the-way locations in the home such as the basement, and problems have a way of spreading quite far before they are noticed. In most cases, that makes repair bills far more expensive than they might have been and can even merit the full-bore replacement of the water heater in order to contain the damage.
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Water heaters are designed to last for many years, but they can suffer wear and tear just like any other appliance. When they run into trouble, it often goes unnoticed since water heaters tend to sit in quiet corners of the home such as the basement or garage. A lack of insulation in those places, combined with the inevitable advance of age can take their toll, and the cold winters in Rye, NY and surrounding communities can add plenty of stress and strain as well. The question becomes when the old heater needs to be replaced, and the steps professionals need to take to do so.