Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater
Running out of hot water is just plain inconvenient. It makes showering unbearable, preparing meals more time consuming, and washing hands, clothes, or dishes less effective. That’s why it’s essential to pay attention to your water heater’s performance. Recognizing when it’s time for a replacement means your water heater won’t fail when you need it most!
If you start noticing any of the following signs, it may be time to replace your water heater. Get $200 off your new water heater when you call Horizon Services!
The Water Heater is Old
The average lifespan of a water heater is 8-12 years, depending on how well it has been maintained. As a rule of thumb, if your water heater is ten years old, it probably makes more sense to replace it.
Leaks of All Sizes
Do you notice moisture or pools of water at the base of the tank? If so, don’t put off replacing your water heater. These leaks result from a buildup of pressure due to high temperatures or pressure and could cause the tank to explode if left unaddressed.
Too Much Noise
Over time, sediment can build up and harden in your water heater, leading to banging or rumbling noises. Draining your water heater once or twice a year can help reduce wear and tear on your tank, but eventually, the long-term effects of sediment will damage the unit. At that point, you’ll need to talk to your plumber about replacing the system.
Water Heating Bills Are Going Up
Sediment and poor tank insulation can cause your water heater to work harder than usual—using too much water and pressure—to produce hot water. Replacing your current water heater with a more efficient model could be the solution for hotter water and lower bills.
Repairs Don’t Fix the Problem
Sometimes replacing a water heater valve or thermostat fix the immediate problem. But, if you’ve already troubleshot different components of your water heater with no results, it might be time for a new one.
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Repairs can be costly and add up fast, depending on what kind of issues you’re experiencing with your water heater. If the cost of repairing your old water heater exceeds the cost of buying new, save yourself a headache—and some cash—and opt for a replacement.
Lukewarm or Cold Water
In the morning, no one likes long waits for the shower to warm up! If you notice the wait for hot water is taking longer than in the past, or your water never heats up at all, your water heater may be wearing out.
Rusty, Muddy Water with a Metallic Taste
Water should be crisp and crystal clear. However, sediment buildup or rust in your water heater will eventually turn your water dark and muddy. Consider replacing your water heater if you notice anything less than sparkling clean water.
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