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4 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Water Heater

January 4, 2021 | Blog

Water heater replacement is inevitable at one time or another, but how do you know when it’s time to get a new hot water heater? Look out for these four signs that you need to replace your current water heater.

It’s Getting Old

While a water heater can last up to 15 years in some circumstances, this is rarely the case. Most water heaters should be replaced after 8-10 years. If your water heater is more than 12 years old, it’s likely time to replace it and avoid many of the problems associated with old appliances. Watch your water heater closely for other signs that it needs to be replaced once it reaches eight years old.

Rust

If there’s rust in your water or you can see it on the water heater’s tank, you need to replace it. When a water heater’s tank has corrosion, it likely cannot be repaired. Not to mention, rust in your water makes it undrinkable. Corrosion in your water heater shouldn’t happen until the system is very old, but it’s a sure sign of needing to replace your water heater.

High Water Bills

Have your water bills steadily risen without a change in your water consumption habits? If so, it could be a sign that your water heater is working inefficiently, struggling to heat water as well as it once did. Whether this is due to irreparable problems or simple fixes, you should have your water heater inspected if this happens.

Frequent Repairs

Sometimes, it’s better to replace an appliance rather than continuing to pay for frequent repairs. If you find yourself paying for multiple, expensive water heater repairs, it may be time to replace your old heater in favor of a new one. With your new water heater, you shouldn’t have nearly as many problems, if any, and your system will be much more efficient than an old one.

It can be tricky to determine when it’s time to replace your water heater, but keeping an eye out for these signs will make it easy. If you need water heater replacement, count on Mission Air Conditioning and Plumbing to make the process easy.

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