Signs You Need A New Water Heater
3 Signs Your Aging Water Heater Is Ready for Retirement
If you misplace your wallet, the loss of money, energy and time is undeniable. Wasting money on your water heater is less obvious, but just as upsetting if you actually look at the numbers.
As one of the most important components of your home, a water heater’s efficiency and functionality are invaluable to your family’s comfort, but that doesn’t mean you should be continually dumping resources into it! To determine whether or not you are losing money on your water heater, we have compiled a few telltale signs that indicate it’s time to install a new, more efficient unit in your home.
Repairs Are Constant & Costly
As your system ages, the years of work take a toll on the components within, causing your unit to break down more often. Frequent repairs on your old system will begin to add up in terms of costs to you. Installing a new system may be more cost-effective for you when measured against continuing, costly repair bills.
No Hot Water
There’s never a good time to be in short supply of hot water! If your unit is over 10 years old and you have tried to run hot water from multiple faucets without success, it could be time to replace your water heater. Be sure to schedule an appointment with an experienced plumber who can diagnose the problem and inform you whether the issue at hand requires repair or replacement. However, if you have an aging water heater, consider replacing your unit before you encounter any hot water limitations or other system complications in the first place.
Worrying Sounds Are Coming From Your System
Loud and unpleasant sounds from your water heater are often signs of serious problems. These problems may be due to the age of the components in your system. If your unit is emitting loud cracks and/or popping noises, it might be a sign that the heating elements and interior heater are experiencing compiled mineral build up. A newer system will run quietly, without annoying sounds to disturb the peace and quiet in your home.
If you notice any of these troubling signs from your water heater, or have any questions, call Southside Plumbing at (720) 727-0444 to schedule an inspection!