Do I need a new Water Heater?

5 signs your water heater needs to be replaced

Once your water heater reaches a certain age, repairing it doesn’t make sense financially or practically. At that point, it is best to invest in a new unit. Below are 5 signs that your unit should be replaced, rather than repaired.

  • Water Heater is more than 10 years old. The life expectancy of a water heater is typically between 10 and 15 years old. Repairing an old water heater will only delay the inevitable. A new unit will run more efficiently and save on electricity.
  • Water Heater is producing less hot water. Over time, water heaters can have a problem with reduced capacity. If this happens you are better off switching to a new, more efficient unit that operates more effectively.
  • Water Heater is losing efficiency. Your water heater will lose efficiency over time. If your water-heating costs are rising each year, it’s time to replace your water heater with an energy-saving higher efficiency water heater. It may be an investment in the beginning; but you will recover some of that initial expense in the lower operating costs and energy savings.
  • Water Heater has not been well maintained. The life of a water heater is directly impacted by how well it has been maintained over the years. Your tank should be drained annually. The temperature pressure-relief valve should be checked once or twice a year. These and other basic maintenance should be performed yearly to prolong the life and efficiency of your water heater.
  • Leaks or corrosion have developed on your Water Heater. If you see leaks and cracks due to corrosions, a replacement is most likely your only option. Give us a call right away and let us know whether your water heater is leaking from the top or bottom.  

If you have any questions about your water heater, or would like a plumber to come out and inspect your plumbing system, please give us a call at 856-939-4299 or Click here to schedule a service call.