Is It Time To Replace You Water Heater?
Like every other appliance in your home, your water heater has a certain lifespan before it begins causing you problems, eventually needing repair and replacement. Typically you can expect a water heater to last 6 to 10 years, depending on if it’s gas or electric.
Yet unlike the other appliances in your home, a water heater is one of the most important parts to the overall operation of your home. Without it, you won’t be running your washing machine or dishwasher. And imagine taking an icy cold shower when you jump out of bed in the morning.
That means your water heater is one of the most critical parts of your system, especially in the winter months when you tend to use hot water more.
Those noises are trying to tell you something. And the more aware you are of what is normal and what isn’t, the more prepared you will be to catch a problem before it exists. Saving you from the cold-shower morning at the most inopportune time.
Look for drips, leaks, and puddles of water accumulating around and underneath your water heater.
Watch the flame if you have a gas water heater. A blue burn tells you everything is okay, a yellow can signify something’s wrong.
Have you noticed your water running too hot or too cold? Do you have to wait longer than usual to get to the temperature you prefer?
A change in water color, particularly if you notice a stream of rust, can be a sign your water heater needs help.
Look at the physical appearance of your water heater. Cracks, bending or other changes in appearance can be a sign it’s time to replace it soon.
Today’s water heaters are more efficient than ever. If you have an older model, it may be worth it to upgrade now and prevent future problems down the road. Nothing is worse than walking into a room with a broken water heater, with flooding throughout the area. From repair to new installation, we can help you determine the right course of action for you.