When does my water heater need to be replaced?

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Water heaters can last a long time if they are given the proper attention and maintenance.  However, Eventually, you’ll notice signs that can mean your water heater needs to be replaced.

The following are a few ways you can tell when your Florida water heater needs to be replaced. Not all signs mean you need a new water heater, you may only need to repair it. This is why it’s beneficial to have a Pensacola plumber that you can trust to advise you.

 

Brown or Reddish Water Is Leaking from The Hot Water Heater Tank

Rusty water is an indication that the steel tank or pipe is corroded. If the water flowing from your faucets is tinted brown or red, there is likely some corrosion inside of the water heater or in the pipes. If you see this then you should have a Pensacola plumber that you trust to diagnose where in the plumbing the rust is coming from.

 

An Unexplained Rise in Your Utility Bills

An increase in your energy bill could mean you have a malfunctioning water heater. Consider how many hours a day your tank sits in your home and heats water. A failing heating element, a malfunctioning thermostat, and several other problems can significantly raise your utility bills.

 

Water Heater Keeps Needing Repairs

Einstein said it best, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” If you continue having to repair your water heater all of the time, it might be time to replace the equipment!

 

Not Enough Hot Water for Everyone in The House

Families are constantly growing and changing. Often, a new addition to your family or another person living in the home will be too much for the current size of the water heater installed in the house. When buying a new home, you may find that there’s not enough hot water for everyone in the household. This means you may need to look at installing a larger unit. Sizing a water heater tank involves calculating the time of day when everyone usually uses the hot water. It also involves figuring how many bedrooms the home has. So, you can see how many of these figures might change as a family changes. Installing a larger tank or a tankless water heater can solve the problem for you and your family.

 

The Water Heater Is Getting Old

Most water heaters last between 10-15 years. If your hot water heater is getting to be that age, then you should call the expert plumbers at Air Design to get a fair price on installing a new one today.