A crucial component of any home’s plumbing system is the water heater, which provides hot water for daily tasks such as showering, washing dishes and laundering clothing. Like other household appliances, though, they do wear out and must be replaced eventually.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may need a water heater replacement:
- Water heaters typically have a lifespan of 8-12 years. If your home’s water heater is approaching or exceeding this age, it may be time to consider replacing it.
- If rusty water is coming from the hot water taps, this could be a sign there is corrosion inside the storage tank. Have Fetch-a-Tech Plumbing, Heating & Air investigate your specific issue today.
- If the water heater is not producing hot water, it could be a sign that the heating element or thermostat is malfunctioning, or the tank is leaking. In this case, it may be more cost-effective to replace it, rather than to schedule a water heater repair.
- If you hear unusual noises such as popping or banging coming from your system, it’s possible that sediment has built up inside the tank, which can reduce its efficiency and lead to premature failure.
- If you notice water pooling around the base, your water heater tank could be leaking and should be replaced.
- If your energy bills have been steadily increasing, and your water heater is older, inefficient energy usage could be the culprit. A new more energy-efficient system with a higher efficiency rating can help reduce your energy costs.
If you notice any of these signs with your water heater, it could be time to consider a replacement. To get a conclusive answer, it’s essential to have a professional plumber assess your system, like those employed by Fetch-a-Tech Plumbing, Heating & Air. We can recommend the best course of action based on your specific situation.
Regular plumbing maintenance is also a great way to extend the life of your plumbing system and prevent unexpected failures. Call Fetch-a-Tech to learn more and schedule your plumbing maintenance appointment today.