Water heaters don’t work forever. Even a well-maintained one will only last around 8–12 years, normally. If yours is 10 years old, or older, it’s important to be knowledgeable about the symptoms that it’s dying. Otherwise, you could be without heated water for several days while you wait for a new one.
Here are six common hints that your water heater is wearing out.
1. Your Water Heater is Past 10 Years Old
Just because your water heater is aging doesn’t necessarily mean it’s failing, but it does mean you’ll possibly have to install a new one soon. As time passes, sediment collects up in your hot water heater, making it harder for it to heat water. Ultimately, the sediment will erode the tank and cause the heating parts to stop working. Corrosion can also cause water leaks, which might damage your Plover house.
By getting a new water heater, you’ll have access to the most energy-efficient technology. If you go with an ENERGY STAR® water heater, you could get extra rebates and discounts. But the savings don’t quit there, because an ENERGY STAR water heater could save you up to $3,500 on water heating over its lifetime.
Changing from a standard tank water heater to a tankless water heater can save you an even bigger amount. For residences hat consume less than 41 gallons of water daily 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 work for around 20 years, which is about twice the lifetime of a tank water heater.
2. Water Heater is Losing Water
In some cases leaks are just the outcome of loose connections, incorrect pressure or a valve needing replacement. But they can also be a clue that your water heater tank has corroded or cracked. Regardless you’ll need skilled help from Point Heating & Cooling to figure out the trouble.
3. Water is the Wrong Color
If your normally clear water suddenly looks cloudy or rusty, your water heater could be the problem. Cloudy water means sediment has grown in the tank, while rusty water is a sign there’s rust in the tank or pipes. In either case, Point Heating & Cooling advises having your water heater checked out by a professional
4. There’s a Lack of Hot Water
As sediment accumulates in the tank and on heating elements, your hot water heater works harder to create warm water. Due to this, it will require longer for it to warm water, and hot water will be used up more quickly. Both are a clue that your water heater is failing.
To stop sediment from accumulatingin your tank, Point Heating & Cooling advises having one of our specialists flush it yearly.
5. Water Heater is Making Odd Noises
Similar to cloudy water, popping and rumbling sounds are a sign that sediment has accumulated in your tank. Sediment makes it more difficult for the water heater to heat water, leading to the odd sounds. Over time, the strain on your water heater can result in cracks and leaks.
6. You’re Frequently Having to Have Water Heater Repair
Over its life span, your water heater might require minor repairs, including valve replacement. But if you’re frequently getting in touch with Point Heating & Cooling for help or a major part has gone out, you should schedule water heater installation.
It’s stressful when your water heater is just about to fail or has quit working. But that’s not the case when you get in touch with Point Heating & Cooling at 715-504-0533 for water heater installation in Plover. From choosing the right solution for your needs and budget to expertly hooking it up, we make the entire process simple. Contact us to book your appointment now!