When Is It Time For A New Water Heater?
Four Warning Signs That It May Be Time
Your water heater works hard behind the scenes, pumping out hot water for your taps and appliances day after day, year after year.
But there will come a day when your water heater stops working – or worse, fails and causes thousands of dollars in water damage to your basement.
The saving grace for your basement is that your water heater will usually give you fair warning before it gives out altogether. Here are four signs to watch for – especially if your water heater is more than 10 years old.
- Rising bills – If your monthly energy bills are getting higher even though fuel prices haven’t changed, your water heater could be to blame. Keep an eye on those numbers!
- Leaks or rusty water – Leaks or rusty water coming from it are often signs that your water heater is corroding on the inside – a common problem with steel water tanks, especially if they aren’t properly maintained. If you see leaks at your tank – especially if you have an older water heater – contact us ASAP.
- New signs of hard water – “Hard” water is water that contains a higher than average concentration of minerals. Those minerals might be coming from your water supply, but if you’ve never noticed them before, another culprit could be to blame: lime build-up in your tank. If you start seeing white stains on your silverware and glassware that weren’t there in the past, you could need a water heater repair or replacement.
- Strange noises – Odd sounds coming from your storage tank usually indicate a build-up of sediment – a problem that could eventually stop your water heater in its tracks if it isn’t addressed. Aim to flush your tank at least once or twice a year – here’s how. If you haven’t been doing this at least once per year, contact us today for water heater maintenance.
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