Sick of running out of hot water during your relaxing, luxury bath? We know how frustrating that can be. But your water heater may be saying something. It could be asking for a replacement. If your water heater is past its prime, change it today at an affordable price.
When Is It Time to Change Your Water Heater
Before literally turning a cold shoulder on you, water heaters give you signs that they need to be replaced. Look out for these signals:
The Age of your Water Heater
Your water heater should be replaced 8-12 years after their date of manufacture. Look at manufacturer’s serial number on the top of your water heater. If it is 10 years old, it’s best to get it checked by a licensed plumber for any wear and tear.
Rusty Hot Water
If you notice a slightly orange-ish hue in your hot water or a rusty smell, it could be an indication that your water heater is rusting on the inside. To be sure that it’s your water heater rusting and not the pipes, ask a plumber for help.
Leaking Water Heater
With all the hot water churning in your water heater, it’s quite common to find a leak. You may not have noticed the leak if you haven’t given your water heater a visit. To check if your water heater is leaking, check for water or even moisture around your water heater. Leaking water evaporates quickly around the water heater but moisture is a telling sign of a leak.
Bangs and Rumbles
Is your water heater banging to its tunes? That’s because over time sediment settles at the bottom of the tank. Every time the water heater is turned on, the sediment heats again and again. It eventually hardens and starts banging.
The presence of sediment in your water heater means less efficiency. Hot water quickly runs out. You run extra gas or electricity. You pay more in utility bills and you get less hot water. That’s why you are always running out of hot water.
Replace it today to save yourself money. And to continue to enjoy those long, luxuriating hot baths.
Hire a Licensed Plumber
Before you go on looking for a water heater replacement, it’s best to hire a licensed plumber. A licensed plumber knows the safety protocols of installing a water heater. He makes sure the installation follows all the local plumbing codes.
Incorrect installation of water heaters can be life-threatening, and yet it happens more than you may know. That’s because most people either want to do it on their own or hire the ‘hobby’ plumbers. Hiring a licensed plumber is also a good idea when you want to check whether your old water heater is past its useful age.
Looking for water heater inspection or looking to replace your water heater? Give 45th Parallel Plumbing a call today. Our experienced and licensed plumbers will give you an affordable rate for water heater installation.