There are many components of your home that you likely don’t give a lot of thought to, until something goes wrong. This might include your HVAC system, your indoor plumbing, or, your water heater. If you take proper care of your water heater and schedule maintenance on a regular basis, then you likely won’t have to worry about running into too many problems with it. However, no water heater lasts forever, no matter how diligent you are about its care. Due to this, it’s important that you know the signs that it is time to replace your water heater.
The average water heater—again, when well taken care of—can last 10-15 years. But past that point, they can accrue so much natural wear and tear that they’ll start to develop problems such as low output and frequent repair needs. If your water heater is over a decade old, it may very well be time to consider investing in a new one.
As mentioned above, frequent repair needs can be a result of old age. If you’re scheduling routine maintenance for your water heater, then there should be no reason you need frequent repairs. In fact, most water heaters only need repairs a handful of times over their entire service life. Therefore, if you find yourself calling for repairs every few months, it’s time to question the efficiency and effectiveness of your system.
When you put enough demand on an appliance over an extended period of time, it wears down. As a water heater wears down, you may notice lower and lower output. If this occurs, it’s time to call one of our professionals and see if a replacement water heater would be your best option.
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