Having a functioning water heater in your home is a necessity. You depend on it for bathing, cooking, cleaning, and much more. In most homes, the availability of running hot water is vital to everyday living, making your water heater one of your home’s most important appliances. However, nothing lasts forever, so at some point, as a homeowner, you’ll need to repair or replace your water heater. Listed below are five signs that indicate it’s time for a new water heater.
Standard water heaters typically last around ten years before they need to be replaced. After the 10-year mark, your water heater may not be working as efficiently as it once was, and it is recommended that you consider buying a replacement water heater. Once your water heater has reached the end of its expected lifetime, it may be time to talk to a plumber to consider the benefits of new water heater installation.
As a water heater ages, it can begin to make strange noises. Noise is a key sign that your water heater is nearing the end of its lifespan and that you will soon need a replacement. A properly functioning water heater generally produces little noise, so when loud and strange noises such as rumbling, rattling, and banging are being heard, it indicates a problem within the appliance, usually regarding sediment buildup in the tank or failing burners.
Rusty Colored Water
Rusty-colored water is another sign that you need to replace your water heater. When your usually clear water turns to a rusty color, it is a common sign that you’re having troubles with your water heater. When this problem occurs late in the system’s life, replacing your entire water unit is usually easier and more cost-effective.
Reduced Hot Water
As water heaters age, they’re unable to heat water as well as they did before. A reduced amount in hot water is a clear sign that your water has issues and may need a replacement.
If you see puddles of water around the fixture of your home’s water heater, your tank may be leaking and needs to be repaired or replaced immediately. Small leaks can increase quickly, resulting in flooding and extreme water damage. Without repairing or replacing a leaking water tank, your home is at risk for danger and damage.
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