WHEN TO GET A NEW WATER HEATER
It’s important to be aware of signs that you need to replace your current water heater before a leak takes place. Otherwise, you may find yourself dealing with an expensive water leak or frigid showers.
Many houses have standard tank-style water heaters. Tank water heaters store and continuously heat a large amount of water. Here are four indications that you may require hot water heater replacement:
- Your water heater is past 10 years old. Many gas and electric water heaters last for about 12 years. Even if your current water heater is heating correctly, you may want to think about installing a new one, especially if it hasn’t been adequately tuned up annually.
- You don’t have enough hot water. This is a typical sign that you need a new water heater. As a water heater gets older, it gets more difficult to efficiently heat and provide heated water. This happens to both electric and gas water heaters.
- Your water heater is making a banging noise. Sediment accumulates in a water heater over the years, which can result in popping noises as that sediment calcifies. When this occurs, the best solution is a water heater replacement.
- Your water heater is leaking. Leaks can happen as seals and joints enlarge and get smaller over the years. Valves might also become damaged. These ordinary problems can be caught and repaired with yearly maintenance; however, you will eventually need to buy a new water heater.