Are you thinking about getting a new water heater but you’re not sure if you need one yet? Unless your water heater stops heating, it can be hard to tell when it might be a good idea to get a new one. You can always call in our water heater service experts from Service First Pros, or you can look through the following scenarios and decide if your water heater fits one or more of them.
Your Water Heater is Old
Instead of looking up, “How long to water heaters last?” every year or so, just remember that most water heaters last about 10 years. If yours is around that age and is starting to leak or struggle with heating, it’s probably showing its age. If it’s at least that old and you’ve never had problems, get it looked over to make sure it’s still working well.
Your Water Heater Leaks
If you regularly notice pools of water around the bottom of your water heater, chances are good that it needs to be replaced soon. As the metal in your tank gets old, it expands. This can cause fractures and fissures, which lead to leaks. While small leaks aren’t usually a problem in and of themselves, they indicate that it’s only a matter of time until a larger leak occurs. These can cause major water damage so it’s better to replace the water heater before that happens!
Your Water Heater is Loud
As your water heater gets older, it may require more energy to heat the water in the tanks, which can cause rumbling. Sediment can also come loose and get tossed around the tank. Anytime you hear an unusual noise, it’s time to call for water heater service and consider replacing the unit.
Your Water Heater isn’t Heating
If your hot water isn’t hot – or it isn’t as hot as it should be based on the temperature settings on the unit – then it’s likely time to replace the unit. Give us a call and we’ll come to take a look at it. If we can fix it, we will. However, many water heater issues cost more to repair than it does to replace the unit. We’ll help you figure out what is best for you and your family.
If you need a new water heater, rely on our experts at Service First Pros to get you a great new unit and to install it, too! Call us today!