5 Signs You Need a New Water Heater

You might be shocked at how easy it is to forget about your water heater’s age, or how hard it can be to recognize an issue before it causes damage. 

There are a few indications that you can leverage to keep track of the condition of your water heater. You’ll want to be watching for them to keep your equipment in the best condition. 

Here are five potential signs it may be time to replace your water heater in Fort Worth

1. It’s Starting to Demonstrate Its Age 

Just like the other important appliances inside your home, your water heater has a definite life span. When it approaches the end, it will run much less efficiently and might be pricier to service than replacing it. 

The typical water heater life span is about six to eight years. You won’t want your water heater to be working for longer than 10 years, as this may create costly damage in your residence if it leaks. 

It’s always possible for your water heater to have problems before this time, so pay attention to anything that seems unusual. 

2. Rust is Starting to Show 

Rust is usually an indication your water heater needs to be examined. Rust is corrosive and may quickly expand to other components. This can create a leak or other issues. If you see a little on the tank or pipes, contact a licensed professional. 

3. Not Enough Heated Water 

If your water heater is straining to heat water, that’s an obvious sign an upgrade is necessary. Your heater may not be able to provide any hot water because of too much sediment. The tank capacity may also be inadequate for the amount of water your home requires. 

This is especially true for larger homes. The speedier you run out of hot water, the more important it is to consider getting a new water heater. 

4. You’re Hearing Odd Noises 

Your water heater isn’t silent. If you begin to notice rumbling noises coming from the tank on a regular basis, that could mean a piece isn’t secure. 

Odd sounds could also mean there’s junk building up on the tank’s base. Excessive buildup could force your water heater to work harder and increase your utility expenses as a result. 

Listen closely if you start to hear any unusual noises, and give us a call right away. 

5. Sudden Leaks 

If you notice puddles or dark areas close to your water heater, it’s a smart time to consider getting a replacement unit as soon as possible. 

These leaks are often caused by little splits in the tank itself. The longer you wait to fix it, the more likely you’ll experience a crisis when the tank malfunctions. (You can stop a messy tank leak later on by upgrading to a tankless water heater, which doesn’t hold water.) 

Water damage is expensive to fix and a nuisance you shouldn’t have to deal with. 

If your water heater is past its prime, or in dire need of professional repairs, contact the Calverley Service Experts pros at 817-380-5647. You could also request an appointment by contacting us online

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