When Should You Replace Your Water Heater?


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The lifespan of standard water heating systems can last between 8 to 10 years. Performance and efficiency will be highly compromised if you continue to use your water heater long after it becomes problematic and prone to issues. There will come when calling for water heater repair in Tempe, AZ is no longer sufficient.

But how do you know when it’s time for a water heater replacement? Gold Star Plumbing & Drain helps you spot some telltale signs.

Frequent Breakdowns

That you might need tankless water heater repair at some point is inevitable, but your water heater shouldn’t be needing repairs every other month or so. Frequently occurring issues are a primary sign of a water heater that’s due for a replacement.

Keep an eye out for these issues in particular.

Loud noises – it’s normal for water heaters to make sounds such as humming and vibrating while in operation. However, if your water heater produces loud, distracting sounds like banging and thumping noises whenever you use the unit, it may be time for a new water heater.

Rusty water – tank-based water heaters have anode rods that prevents the inside of the unit from untimely deterioration. Rusty water likely indicates that your water heater has corroded and is rusting from the inside. You can opt for a tankless water heater replacement to reduce the likelihood of rusty water.

Water leaks – When a water heater ages, it tends to start leaking. Not only does this waste water, this also robs you of one precious commodity – hot water.

No hot water – this might be due to a faulty thermostat, but often, outdated water heaters become inefficient the longer they go past their prime.

How Old Is Your Water Heater?

Age can be a major reason why your water heater is malfunctioning. Some people keep their heaters well beyond their serviceable life. If you look on the side of your water heater, you will see serial numbers that will reveal the month and year in which it was manufactured. Once you get that information, factor in the date of your water heater installation, and you will know when the unit should be replaced.

Need a new water heater? Call Gold Star Plumbing & Drain today.



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