Is Your Water Heater Wearing Out?

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Posted: April 20, 2020

During these uncertain times, people are sheltering in place at home. But when we are spending so much more time at home, cracks can begin to show.
For instance, you may start noticing things that are increasingly annoying, like an old water heater that runs out of hot water because consumption has gone up so dramatically.

Five signs that it’s time to replace your water heater:

  1. Age – A storage tank water heater will last about 10 years on average – a number that can drop quickly if it is not properly maintained.
  2. Higher bills – If your bills keep getting higher even though not much has changed in your household, your water heater is probably overworking to do its job – and suffering from inefficiency as a result.
  3. Leaks or rusty water – A puddle of water under your tank – or rusty water coming from it – are signs that your water heater could be corroding from the inside out.
  4. Hard water – White stains on your utensils and glassware are common signs of hard (mineral-containing) water. Your water supply could be hard to begin with, or the problem could be the result of a long-term build-up of lime in your tank; either way, those minerals will reduce efficiency and shorten the lifespan of your water heater.
  5. Unusual noises – Growling or gurgling sounds in your storage tank are usually a sign of sediment build-up – a problem that eventually leads to costly water heater repairs or a premature replacement if it is not addressed.

If you’re experiencing these or any other problems with your water heater, it could be time for a new, high-efficiency water heater installation. Our water heater experts will help you choose a model that’s the right fit for your space, use, and budget, then install it quickly and correctly so you have one less thing to worry about during these uncertain times.

Contact us today to learn more, or to get a FREE, no-obligation estimate on a new water heater in the Delaware Valley. Read more about water heaters.