Signs You Need to Replace Your Water Heater
- Energy Efficiency, Fahrhall, Home Comfort, Plumbing, Water Heater, Windsor
If you’ve ever run out of hot water mid-shower or while washing dishes, you understand just how important your water heater is to your daily comfort and routine. Unfortunately, most of us take our water heaters for granted until they breakdown. Watching out for these signs that it’s time to replace your water heater will reduce the likelihood of that happening.
Lack of hot water or lukewarm water will likely be the first sign you notice that indicates it’s time to replace your water heater. Your water heater is no different than your other home comfort systems in that when it begins to lose function, it’s likely time to replace it.
Although water heaters are built to last, nothing lasts forever. Water heaters have an average lifespan of roughly 10 years, but that estimate doesn’t take into account usage levels or how the equipment’s been maintained. If your system is closing in on 10 years or older, you should consider finding a new system to replace your aging water heater.
Most of us are lucky enough to have crystal clear drinking water, so if your tap water starts to come out with a red tint or a rusty flavour, you’ll probably notice right away. This could be a sign that it is time to replace your water heater because it likely means the metals inside your unit have begun to rust and deteriorate.
That “monster” making noise in your basement could be your water heater telling you it’s time to replace it. If you are hearing any clunking, banging, or rumbling coming from your water heater, contact a service technician to inspect the unit, but don’t be surprised if they tell you it’s time to replace it.
A leaky water heater is never a good sign, and in most cases, it means it’s time to replace it. The metals in your unit contract and expand as they heat and cool with the water, and over time this can cause cracks and leaks to occur in older units.
If you begin to notice any of these signs, don’t wait until it’s too late. We have a wide selection of tanked and tankless water heaters to help you find the right replacement to suit your unique needs. Plus, newer water heaters are much more energy-efficient than their predecessors. So, you’ll enjoy the bonus of saving on your monthly bills in addition to having piping hot water as well.
Ready to swap out your water heater? Get the best unit for your home from Fahrhall!
Fahrhall has been proudly serving the HVAC needs of the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions for over 50 years. Providing our clients with reliable equipment and quality service is our team of licensed professionals’ number one priority.