5 Signs You Need a New Water Heater

You could be surprised at how easy it is to forget about your water heater’s age, or how difficult it can be to recognize a concern before it causes a mess. 

There are a couple indications that you can use 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 Dallas

1. It’s Starting to Demonstrate Its Age 

Just like the other important appliances inside your home, your water heater has a clear life span. When it reaches the end, it will run much less efficiently and might be costlier to fix than replacing it. 

The typical water heater life span is approximately six to eight years. You won’t want your water heater to be working for more than 10 years, because this may lead to pricey damage in your home if it fails. 

There’s always a possibility for your water heater to have problems before this time, so be attentive to anything that seems odd. 

2. Rust is Starting to Show 

Rust is usually an indication your water heater needs to be examined. Rust is corrosive and may rapidly expand to other parts. This can create a leak or other issues. If you see some 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 required. Your heater may not be able to deliver any hot water because of too much sediment. The tank size might also be insufficient for the amount of water your home uses. 

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

4. You’re Hearing Odd Noises 

Your water heater will make some noise. If you begin to notice knocking noises coming from the tank on a regular basis, that could mean a part is loose. 

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

Listen closely if you are starting to hear any strange 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 slight fractures in the tank itself. The longer you put it off, the more likely you’ll experience a crisis when the tank fails. (You can stop a messy tank malfunction 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 Levy & Son Service Experts pros at 469-250-0932. You can also set up an appointment by contacting us online

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