When to Consider Upgrading Your Water Heater

A shower just wouldn’t be the same without a water heater. Whether it operates on electricity, gas, or solar power, both traditional and tankless water heaters provide an essential home service. Over time, age plus wear and tear leads to the need for a new water heater installation. No matter what your reason, our team at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Bay Area is here to help you decide when to upgrade your water heater with a new one.


If your water heater develops a leak from the tank, it’s time to replace it with a newer model. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a leak that drips once each second wastes $1 every month. Additionally, an unseen leak can damage flooring, fuel the growth of mold, and cause someone to slip and fall.

Rusty Water

Perhaps you noticed an orange or brownish tinge to your water or rusty stains on your clothes. A corroded water heater may be to blame. Replacing an old rusty water heater with a new one helps protect your laundry and plumbing fixtures from unsightly stains that are difficult to remove. If you see brown water coming from pipes, we have some tips for you.

Not Enough Hot Water

If there just isn’t enough hot water to go around, it may be time to upgrade to a water heater with a larger storage capacity. Another option is to install a tankless water heater. These systems can supply a virtually unlimited amount of hot water.

High Utility Bills

Old water heaters are energy hogs. Replacing an old unit with a new Energy Star-rated unit could save you hundreds of dollars each year on the cost of heating the water coming into your home.

Upgrade Your Unit Today

When it comes to water heater installation, our expert plumbers get the job done accurately, on time, and at an affordable price. We are certified to install all types of water heating systems and will help you decide which system will meet your needs the best. Call our plumbers in Novato today at 415-459-3266 to schedule installation.