Water heaters are built to last, but even they have their limits. There comes a point when, no matter how careful you’ve been with repairs and maintenance, it’s time to replace the system with a new one. If your water heater looks to be on its last legs, it’s better to replace the system now than to wait for it to die on you and deprive you of hot water all of a sudden. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new water heater.

Output Drops

If you’re taking 3 hour long showers, don’t be surprised if your water heater can’t keep up with demand. As a water heater gets older, though, it will slowly start to lose efficiency. If your water heater is unable to provide enough hot water for everyday things like short showers or washing dishes, you may need to have a new one installed.


Old systems of every variety have more wear and tear on them, and thus are more prone to having parts break down. That means that the older your water heater gets, the more you’re going to need to schedule professional repairs for it. If your water heater is so worn out that you need to have it professionally repaired every few months, you really need to replace it.


Water heaters tend to last around 15 years, after which point they often become just too expensive to keep up and running. If your water heater is older than that, even if it hasn’t started manifesting symptoms like those listed above, you may want to talk to a professional about whether or not you should replace it.

The Trusted Plumber offers water heater installation services throughout Scottsdale, AZ. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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