A necessary household appliance, water heaters are designed to do just what it sounds like – heat water. Although it is an investment to install a new one, they are long-lasting and have a crucial role in your home. Water heaters won’t last forever and if you notice any of the following signs, it might be time to replace yours.
Does it seem like your water heater repairs are becoming increasingly frequent and increasingly more expensive? A new water heater might be the answer. While they do have a higher up-front cost, regular repairs to your current water heater could easily surpass the cost of a new one altogether.
High Utility Bills
High utility bills are often a sign that a key system in your home is reaching the end of its life cycle. If you start to notice high energy bills, have your plumber take a look at your system and see what the issue is.
Have you noticed the water in your home not heating up as hot as it should be? This can be caused by sediment building up in the storage tank of your water heater. When the water gets hot, the minerals separate and descend to the bottom of the tank, forming a barrier between the burner and water, causing the water to not get as hot as it should. If you notice inconsistencies with your water temperature, contact your plumber and have them address the issue as soon as possible.
Steel water heater tanks and pipes are known for rusting and corroding, which can form leaks and holes. If you notice your water has a red hue to it, rust in your tank or pipes is most likely the issue. And while this is common in both old and new systems, extensive rust build-up and leaking will require the entire system to be replaced.
Think your water heater needs to be replaced? Contact our team at A+ Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today at (603) 518-5777 to schedule your consultation.