Water heaters are remarkably sturdy systems, considering that they are almost constantly working from the time they are installed to the time they are replaced. No matter how well you take care of your water heater, though, you will eventually have to replace it. Water heaters can cause a lot of issues if not replaced in a timely fashion, including rupturing and inflicting water damage on the surrounding area. For that reason, it is important to have your water heater replaced as soon as you recognize that it’s nearing the end of its life. Read on to find out how to tell that your water heater needs to be replaced.
Loss of Output
Most of us have experienced “using up” all the hot water, usually when a lot of people are placing demand on the water heater at once. When that happens, it typically only takes an hour or so for the water heater to build up another supply of hot water. In older water heaters, however, the loss of output is permanent. The water heater will not be able to keep water as hot, or to heat it as quickly. If your water heater just can’t seem to keep up with demand anymore, you should think about replacing it.
Most water heaters last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. There are outliers that last longer, but it’s rare and not to be expected. Once your water heater reaches that time frame, you might want to think about having it replaced. Even if it’s not experiencing problems yet, you may benefit enough from the increase in efficiency by replacing it for it to be worth it.
If you need to replace your water heater, call The Trusted Plumber. We install and service water heaters throughout Peoria, AZ.