Signs You Need New Water Heater Replacement
Age: If your water heater is over 10-15 years old, it may be time to consider a replacement. As water heaters age, they become less efficient and more prone to issues, such as leaks or reduced performance.
Rusty or Discolored Water: If you notice rusty or discolored water coming from your faucets, it could be a sign of corrosion inside the water heater tank. This corrosion can lead to leaks and potential water damage.
Strange Noises: If your water heater starts making loud popping, rumbling, or banging noises, it could indicate a buildup of sediment in the tank. Excessive sediment can reduce the efficiency of the heater and shorten its lifespan.
Leaks or Moisture: Any signs of water pooling around the water heater or dripping from connections or valves should not be ignored. Leaks can indicate a faulty tank or failing components, and immediate action is necessary to prevent further damage.
Inadequate Hot Water: If you consistently experience a decrease in hot water supply or lukewarm water even when the heater is running, it could be a sign that your water heater is no longer functioning properly. Factors such as a failing heating element or sediment buildup can cause insufficient hot water output.
Types of Water Heaters
Traditional Water Heaters: Much like the model you probably have today, traditional water heaters utilize the existing main water supply and store hot water in a large tank. While advancements have enhanced even the most basic tank designs, the fundamental purpose remains unchanged: the water is stored at a hot temperature and readily available for use, although it requires replenishment after heavy usage.
Tankless Water Heaters: Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, heat cold water on demand, without the need for storing it in a tank. These units are compact, durable, and energy-efficient compared to traditional models. They eliminate the need for hot water storage and can help you save on repairs.
We install top-of-the-line brands like Navien and A.O. Smith water heaters.