Water heaters don’t work indefinitely. Even a well-maintained one will only last around 8–12 years, generally. If yours is 10 years old, or older, it’s essential to know the clues that it’s wearing out. Otherwise, you might not have warm water for several days while you wait for a new one.

Here are six common hints that your water heater is going bad.

1. Your Water Heater is More Than 10 Years Old

Just because your water heater is dated doesn’t necessarily mean it’s needing to be replaced right now, but it does mean you’ll possibly have to get a new one shortly. As time passes, sediment builds up in your hot water heater, making it more difficult for it to heat water. Ultimately, the sediment will erode the tank and cause the heating parts to stop working. Corrosion can also lead to water leaks, which can damage your Plover home.

By installing a new water heater, you’ll get the most energy-efficient options. If you choose an ENERGY STAR® water heater, you might be eligible for extra rebates and discounts. But the savings don’t stop there, because an ENERGY STAR model could save you up to $3,500 on utilities over its lifetime.

Switching from a traditional tank water heater to a tankless water heater can save you an even greater amount. For households hat need less than 41 gallons of water per 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 frequently work for around 20 years, which is about double the lifetime of a tank water heater.

2. Water Heater is Leaking

In some instances leaks are just the consequence of loose connections, incorrect pressure or a faulty valve. But they can also be a symptom that your water heater tank has corroded or cracked. In any event you’ll need pro support from Point Heating & Cooling to determine the trouble.

3. Water is the Wrong Color

If your usually clear water unexpectedly appears cloudy or rusty, your water heater could be at fault. Cloudy water means sediment has collected in the tank, while rusty water is a clue there’s rust in the tank or pipes. In either instance, Point Heating & Cooling advises having your water heater examined by a professional

4. There’s Not Enough Hot Water

As sediment builds up in the tank and on heating elements, your hot water heater needs more energy to create heated water. Due to this, it will require longer for it to produce hot water, and warm water won’t last as long. Both are a hint that your water heater needs to be replaced.

To keep sediment from collectingin your tank, Point Heating & Cooling suggests having one of our specialists flush it yearly.

5. Water Heater is Making Weird Noises

Similar to cloudy water, popping and rumbling sounds are a clue that sediment has accumulated in your tank. Sediment makes it more difficult for the water heater to heat water, resulting in the unusual sounds. As time goes on, the stress on your water heater can lead to cracks and leaks.

6. You’re Constantly Requiring Water Heater Repair

Over its lifetime, your water heater may have to have small repairs, such as valve replacement. But if you’re constantly calling Point Heating & Cooling for help or a critical part has failed, you need water heater installation.

It’s exhausting when your water heater is just about to fail or has gone out. But that’s not the case when you contact Point Heating & Cooling at 715-504-0533 for water heater installation in Plover. From picking the right option for your home and budget to expertly putting it in, we make the complete process uncomplicated. Call us to book your appointment now!