February 1, 2024

How often do you think about your water heater? If you are like most people, probably infrequently when it’s working great.

However, if you suddenly find yourself with only cold water in the shower, your water heater likely jumps to the top of your mind!

While water heaters can fail without warning, there are often signs you can look for that indicate it might be time to start planning for a replacement:

  • Visible Corrosion: Check for corrosion on the water lines or on the unit itself
  • Leaks: Look for leaks from seams, joints, or seals
  • Noises and Vibrations: Listen for loud rumbling noises or vibrations, which can be red flags
  • Insufficient Hot Water: Note if you are experiencing a shortage of hot water
  • Age: Review the age of your water heater, as they start nearing the end of their lifespan after ten years of use.


If any of the above sounds like your water heater, you might want to consider replacing your unit with a heat pump water heater. Water heating is typically the third-highest energy consumer in a home, making an energy-efficient heat pump model a smart choice for a replacement. 

While the initial cost may be higher than standard models, heat pump water heaters make up the difference quickly. The average family of four saves $300 annually on electric bills compared to using a standard model. Efficiency Smart offers a $300 rebate on the purchase of a new heat pump water heater and you may also qualify for additional federal tax credits.

Check out the Home Energy Rebates page or call our customer support team at 877-889-3777 for more information.