Water heaters don’t work for eternity. Even one that’s regularly tuned up will only work around 8–12 years, generally. If yours is 10 years old, or older, it’s important to be aware of the signs that it’s failing. If not, you could be without heated water for several days while you wait to replace it.
Here are six common hints that your water heater is dying.
1. Your Water Heater is Older than 10 Years Old
Just because your water heater is aging doesn’t necessarily mean it’s wearing out, but it does mean you’ll potentially have to install a new one momentarily. Over time, sediment builds up in your hot water heater, making it more complicated for it to heat water. Eventually, the sediment will eat away at the tank and cause the heating components to malfunction. Corrosion can also cause water leaks, which might damage your Paxinos home.
By installing a new water heater, you’ll receive the most energy-efficient technology. If you choose an ENERGY STAR® water heater, you might be eligible for additional rebates and discounts. But the savings don’t stop there, because an ENERGY STAR water heater could save you up to $3,500 on water heating over its lifetime.
Switching from a standard tank water heater to a tankless water heater can save you even more. For households hat require less than 41 gallons of water each day a tankless water heater is usually 24–34% more efficient than a tank water heater, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. What’s even better is that tankless water heaters usually last for around 20 years, which is about two times the life expectancy of a tank water heater.
2. Water Heater is Losing Water
In some cases leaks are just the result of loose connections, incorrect pressure or a broken valve. But they can also be a sign that your water heater tank has corroded or cracked. Regardless you’ll need pro help from LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. to get to the bottom of the problem.
3. Water is Discolored
If your normally clear water suddenly appears cloudy or rusty, your water heater could be at fault. Cloudy water is a symptom sediment has built up in the tank, while rusty water means there’s rust in the tank or pipes. In either situation, LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. suggests having your water heater examined by a professional
4. There’s Inadequate Hot Water
As sediment builds up in the tank and on heating elements, your hot water heater consumes more energy to make heated water. As a result, it will require longer for it to produce hot water, and hot water won’t last as long. Both are a hint that your water heater is failing.
To keep sediment from accumulatingin your tank, LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. advises having one of our specialists flush it every year.
5. Water Heater is Making Weird Noises
Just like cloudy water, popping and rumbling sounds are a clue that sediment has accumulated in your tank. Sediment makes it more strenuous for the water heater to heat water, causing the unusual sounds. Over time, the stress on your water heater can lead to cracks and leaks.
6. You’re Always Needing Water Heater Repair
Over its life, your water heater could have to have small repairs, such as valve replacement. But if you’re often getting in touch with LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. for support or a crucial part has failed, it’s time for water heater installation.
It’s exhausting when your water heater is just about to fail or has stopped working. But that’s not the case when you get in touch with LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. at 570-648-0748 for water heater installation in Paxinos. From picking the right solution for your needs and budget to expertly hooking it up, we make the entire process uncomplicated. Call us to schedule your appointment today!