Water heaters don’t run for eternity. Even one that’s regularly serviced will only run around 8–12 years, normally. If yours is 10 years old, or older, it’s essential to know the signs that it’s wearing out. If not, you might not have heated water for several days while you wait to replace it.
Here are six common clues that your water heater is wearing out.
1. Your Water Heater is Older than 10 Years Old
Just because your water heater is older doesn’t necessarily mean it’s failing, but it does mean you’ll likely have to install a new one momentarily. As the years go by, sediment collects up in your hot water heater, making it harder for it to add warmth to water. In the end, the sediment will corrode the tank and cause the heating components to malfunction. Corrosion can also lead to water leaks, which could damage your Tomball house.
By installing a new water heater, you’ll receive the most energy-efficient options. If you choose an ENERGY STAR® water heater, you might receive added rebates and discounts. But the savings don’t stop there, since an ENERGY STAR water heater could save you up to $3,500 on utilities over its lifetime.
Going from a traditional tank water heater to a tankless water heater can save you an even greater amount. For families hat require less than 41 gallons of water per day a tankless water heater is usually 24–34% more efficient than a tank water heater, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. What’s even better is that tankless water heaters frequently run for around 20 years, which is about two times the lifetime of a tank water heater.
2. Water Heater is Leaky
Sometimes leaks are just the result of loose connections, inaccurate pressure or a valve needing replacement. But they can also be a hint that your water heater tank has corroded or cracked. In any case you’ll need pro help from Premium Air Services LLC to determine the issue.
3. Water is Cloudy or Rusty
If your normally clear water suddenly appears cloudy or rusty, your water heater might be at fault. Cloudy water is a symptom sediment has built up in the tank, while rusty water is a sign there’s rust in the tank or pipes. In either instance, Premium Air Services LLC advises having your water heater checked out by a pro
4. There’s a Lack of Hot Water
As sediment increases in the tank and on heating elements, your hot water heater works harder to create hot water. Because of this, it will take longer for it to produce hot water, and warm water will run out much more quickly. Both are a clue that your water heater is failing.
To keep sediment from accumulatingin your tank, Premium Air Services LLC suggests having one of our pros flush it every year.
5. Water Heater is Making Strange Noises
Similar to cloudy water, popping and rumbling sounds are a clue that sediment has accumulated in your tank. Sediment makes it more strenuous for the water heater to heat water, causing the strange sounds. Over time, the extra work on your water heater can create cracks and leaks.
6. You’re Constantly Needing Water Heater Repair
Over its lifetime, your water heater could need small repairs, like valve replacement. But if you’re frequently contacting Premium Air Services LLC for support or a major part has gone out, it’s time for water heater installation.
It’s exhausting when your water heater is on the brink of failing or has stopped working. But that’s not the case when you call Premium Air Services LLC at 713-364-9957 for water heater installation in Tomball. From choosing the right solution for your family and budget to expertly hooking it up, we make the entire process easy. Call us to request your appointment now!