Signs Your Water Heater Needs To Be Replaced

Our water heater replacement company can help keep your home running efficiently. Since a hot water heater is typically used on a daily basis, it’s crucial that it’s working well. Without a fully functional heater, water temperature can drastically vary.

A typical water heater lasts approximately ten years. Since not all water heaters are the same, certain issues can be an indicator that replacement is immediately necessary.

Common water heater issues include:

  • It takes too long to reheat water
  • The water is too hot
  • Unusual noises
  • Low hot water pressure
  • Water discoloration

An electric water heater can take longer to reheat the water supply. Depending on the water heater model, the time may vary. While it may be normal for water to reheat at a slower rate than gas heaters, it should not slow down over the course of a year. If it’s taking substantially longer than usual for water to reheat, repairs or replacement may be necessary.

Typical noises that can come from a faulty water heater include banging, knocking or a hissing sound. This can be caused by the heating elements themselves or a potential leak. If the water heater is over ten years old, it may need to be examined for further problems.

Rust-colored water is usually a sign of corrosion. This can build up over time and if it is left untreated, the water heater will cease to work properly. In addition to a brownish-red tint, water may smell unusual or foul. Using a water heater replacement company to inspect the issue is recommended.

Gas vs. Electric Water Heaters

Our water heater replacement company understands both gas and electric water heaters. While they both provide the same service, the mechanisms of both water heaters are different.

An electric water heater typically has less upfront costs and is available in several different sizes. However, the electric heater does not reheat water as quickly as a gas heater. This can be a key difference when understanding if a water heater needs replacement or repairs.

A gas water heater can be used during a power outage but may need more maintenance. Depending on the unit, certain heaters have better insulation. Our certified technicians can examine any kind of water heater when evaluating options that can best fit an individual’s budget and needs.

Water Heater Replacement Services

Water heaters can stop working for several reasons. Over pressurization can cause a water heater to malfunction from excessive heating and too much pressure. Sediment buildup can also contaminate the water causing the tank to rust or leak. One of the most common reasons, however, is age.

If your water heater is several years old, it may be time for a replacement. While some heaters are able to last for 15 years, replacement is still recommended. By keeping a water heater in good working order, you can depend on one of the most important appliances in your home. For more information about water heater replacement services, call today.

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