5 Signs You Need a New Water Heater

You could be surprised at how easy it is to lose track of your water heater’s age, or how difficult it can be to spot an issue before it causes a mess.

There are several indications that you can take advantage of to monitor the condition of your water heater. You’ll want to be on the lookout for them to keep your equipment in the finest state.

Here are five potential signs it may be time to replace your water heater in the U.S..

1. It’s Starting to Demonstrate Its Age

Similar to the other essential appliances inside your residence, your water heater has a clear life expectancy. When it gets to the end, it will function much less efficiently and can be pricier to repair than replacing it.

The typical water heater lifetime is approximately six to eight years. You won’t want your water heater to be working for longer than 10 years, since this might result in expensive damage in your home if it leaks.

It’s always possible for your water heater to experience problems before this time, so take note of anything that seems unusual.

2. Rust is Starting to Appear

Rust is commonly an indication your water heater needs to be examined. Rust is corrosive and might quickly move to other parts. This can create a leak or other problems. If you see a little on the tank or pipes, speak with a licensed professional.

3. Not Enough Hot Water

If your water heater is straining to heat water, that’s an obvious sign an upgrade is necessary. Your heater may not be able to deliver any hot water because of buildup. The tank capacity could also be too small for the amount of water your family needs.

This is extremely true for larger households. The speedier you use up hot water, the more crucial it is to think over getting a new water heater.

4. You’re Hearing Unusual Noises

Your water heater isn’t silent. If you begin to notice thumping noises coming from the tank on a routine basis, that may mean a component is loose.

Odd sounds might also indicate there’s junk piling up on top of the tank’s base. Large amounts of buildup can push your water heater to work harder and increase your energy bills as a result.

Listen carefully if you are starting to notice any odd noises, and call us right away.

5. Unexpected Leaks

If you find puddles or dark spots close to your water heater, it’s a smart time to consider installing an updated unit right away.

These leaks are frequently a result of small splits in the tank itself. The longer you put it off, the more likely you’ll have an emergency when the tank gives out. (You can halt a messy tank failure later on by installing a tankless water heater, which doesn’t store water.)

Water damage is pricey to fix and a headache you shouldn’t have to fret about.

If your water heater is on its way out, or in dire need of professional repairs, contact the Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing team at 866-397-3787. You may also schedule an appointment by contacting us online.

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