Say Goodbye to Cold Showers
Unlike air conditioners and heating systems, water heaters are used all year long. Since it’s always nice to have access to hot water, it’s important to keep an eye on the condition of your water heater to avoid malfunctions or breakdowns. The average lifespan of a water heater is 10 to 15 years. If your water heater is already 10 years or older, it’s wise to replace it before it gets any older and fails. If you’re unsure of your water heater’s age, then keeping an eye out for signs of an underlying issue can give you advanced warning of any problems. Here are some things to look out for:
- Insufficient hot water: A good place to start is to see if there has been a decrease in the production of hot water by your system. If this occurs, it’s likely caused by mineral deposits at the bottom of your tank, insulating the water from the heat. This can cause your water heater to work extra hard, and eventually break down or leak.
- Noisy water heater: This can also be caused by mineral deposits inside he tank that result in the tank overheating. As the tank overheats, it causes metal fatigue that can result in failure or leaks.
- Leaking tank: A clear indication that your tank needs to be replaced immediately is leaking water. This is usually fairly easy to spot, as puddles of water will form under your water heater’s tank. If left unnoticed for periods of time, the leaking tank can flood your basement and cause damage to your entire home.
When you decide it’s time to get ahead of impending issues, swap out the old water heater for a new one! At Tracey Energy, we carry and install water heaters from top brands like Bradford White and Bock that you can depend on for water heating. Contact us today and upgrade your water heater!