How to Tell If It's Time for a Water Heater Replacement

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Your water heater provides comfort and convenience in your daily life. But eventually, you’ll need a water heater replacement. Many times, people wait until the water heater stops working altogether to replace it. But you can avoid the inconvenience of cold showers by replacing your water heater before that happens.

How to Tell If It's Time for a Water Heater Replacement

Here are telltale signs that it’s time for a water heater replacement:

  • Your Water Heater Is 10 Years Old. A tank-style water heater has a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. Suppose your water heater is nearing or has reached the end of its expected lifespan. In that case, it’s time to consider replacing it to ensure a consistent hot water supply and maximum energy efficiency.
  • It Needs Frequent Fixes. If you call a plumber frequently for water heater repairs, it is probably more cost-effective to replace the unit rather than keep repairing it. A new water heater can improve performance and dependability, reducing the need for future repairs.
  • Your Energy Costs Are on the Rise. An inefficient or old water heater can consume more energy, resulting in higher utility bills. If you notice an increase in your energy bills that is sudden or consistent, consider a water heater replacement to save money.
  • There Is Corrosion or Leaks. Water damage can result from corrosion or leaks in your water heater. Has rust-colored water puddled around your water heater? Do you see corrosion on the tank or fittings? We can assess the situation and, if necessary, recommend a replacement.

Don’t wait until your water heater goes out completely to act. Call us at Danny Eaton Plumbing to schedule an assessment of your water heater and to discuss your replacement options.