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6 Signs It’s Time for a New Water Heater
6 Signs It’s Time for a New Water Heater
6 Signs It’s Time for a New Water Heater
6 Signs It’s Time for a New Water Heater
14 December,2022

6 Signs It’s Time for a New Water Heater

What are the signs that it is time for a new water heater? Water heaters can last many years if they are regularly maintained and promptly repaired if necessary. The water heater in your current house may have been working for you since you moved in.

There comes a time when all good things must end, and the water heater will have to be replaced at some point in the future when it can no longer function properly. Initially, you may be tempted to repair the water heater. But there are signs to watch for to determine when it's time to simply replace it instead.

Here are some signs to look for that it’s time for a new water heater:

1. Older system

In a standard home, how long does a water heater last? The average lifespan of a system is 15 to 20 years. Even if a water heater is working adequately, it's usually better to install a new system if it's older than 20 years.

2. Loss of Hot Water Volume

Water heaters not producing enough warm water is another sign that it may be time for a new water heater. Is it becoming more common to have lukewarm showers in the morning when it wasn't previously an issue? Lukewarm water is a sign that there may be an issue, and it's time to look into getting a new one. High Speed Plumbing assists homeowners and business owners with getting the perfect water heater type for their situation.

3. Rising Utility Bills

Most of your home's electricity is consumed by your water heater. It's a good idea to have the water heater checked by a professional to determine whether replacing it would be more cost-effective. If you do not replace the heater, you will eventually have to pay higher utility bills. A rise in your energy consumption could be a definite sign that it’s time for a new water heater. We offer water heater replacement services for standing water heaters as well as tankless water heaters. If you are concerned about the energy consumption of your home and believe the water heater is at fault, call us at (626) 493-2671.

4. Corrosion/Dis-Colored Water

When your water heater is extremely old, you may see corrosion on it. This rust inside your water heater could cause a rusty taste or a red tint in your hot water. This signifies that the water heater is unsafe and should be replaced immediately. The metal inside your hot water tank can rust with time, resulting in this rusty water. When this happens, it is time to invest in a new one. 

5. Unusual Noises from Your Water Heater

Is your water heater clunking, banging, or rumbling loudly? When the heater is in use, sediment can begin to build up. If your water heater is noisy, it might be time for a new water heater, or you might be able to solve the problem with a tank flush performed by a certified plumber such as High Speed Plumbing, Inc.

6. Leaking Hot Water Tank

A water heater's metal contracts and expands as it becomes hot. Water heaters that are older and overused may develop cracks in the metal, resulting in leaks. You may need a new heater if you notice puddles around where the heater sits. A leaking water heater definitely needs to be replaced as you don't want puddles on your floor that can cause soft spots.

When it is time for a new water heater, you can count on High-Speed Plumbing!

The above signs indicate that it is time to replace the water heater. Make sure you consult with a professional plumber before making your choice.

Get in touch with our plumbers in Walnut, CA if you need a water heater replacement or repair. Get a professional opinion on whether it needs to be replaced or repaired. Our plumbing service is always prompt and professional.

Do you need help with a different plumbing issue? Besides water heater replacement, we also offer drain cleaning services, sewer and gas line repair, clogged shower repair, and more.

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