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5 Signs That You Need a New Water Heater

Jun 24, 2024
Mother and children enjoying a hot bath in tub. Are you wondering if you should invest in a new water heater? There are many things you can keep an eye out for to determine if it’s time to take that step. Hot water is a luxury, and one that you would surely miss if it were gone—so you don’t want to wait until your water heater stops working to schedule a replacement. While many water heater issues can be fixed with standard repair services, there are instances where you’ll need to replace your unit with a new one. To distinguish the difference between whether you’ll need a repair or a replacement, make sure to pay attention to these signs that your water heater may be at the end of its lifespan:

You’ve had your water heater for more than 10 years.

While water heaters do tend to last for around a decade, they do not often last much longer than that. If you’ve owned your water heater for more than 10 years, that is a sure sign that you’re due for a replacement.

You notice rusted or worn-down valves.

While water heaters are built to be resistant to water corrosion, they are not invincible. If you begin to see rust or mineral build up on the valves and pipes of your water heater, odds are it is experiencing interior and exterior corrosion, and it’s best to have a new water heater installed.

You experience frequent leaks.

When you look at and around your water heater, do you notice any water marks or puddles? If so, it may be leaking. Water should never be visible when you look at your heater, and leaks may be indicative of a larger problem as it can mean that your water supply is being contaminated.

Your water heater makes banging or rumbling noises.

If your water heater is making loud noises, sediment may be built up inside of it. This obstruction can cause your unit to make banging and rumbling noises during the heating process. While a small amount of buildup can often be resolved with quick repair service, repairs may not be sufficient if there is an extensive amount of buildup in your unit that has been there for a long time. In these instances, a replacement may be necessary.

Your home’s water supply won’t warm up.

This a surefire sign that your water heater is not operating as it should. If you attempt to take a hot shower or try to do laundry and you notice that your water supply stays cold, it may be time to call your local water experts for a new heater.

Call the Residential Water Experts

Now that you know if you need a simple water heater repair service or a full replacement, it’s time to turn to your local water experts. At Florida Energy Water & Air, we have been in business since 1989, and we have helped countless homeowners throughout the state with their residential water projects. To learn about our premium Rheem® water heaters, call us today.
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