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Look for signs that indicate you need to replace your hot water unit. Though these symptoms can’t be conclusive, professional plumbers like us should be consulted to correctly diagnose your situation and determine if repairs are still a viable option.
Knowing when to replace your hot water unit can be challenging. However, it is a good idea to consider the age of the unit when deciding whether to replace it or not. Generally, most units have an expected lifespan of 10-15 years depending on type, quality and usage. When your unit surpasses this range it may become more prone to breakdowns, inefficiencies and even potential safety risks. Consequently, it is recommended to replace your system before reaching that point or as soon as you spot signs of wear and tear. If you are staying around the approximated timeline then a replacement might be in order.
Beware of noticeably higher utility bills and environmental footprint, as they can be signs that your hot water unit is losing its efficiency due to age and wear. Keep an eye on your energy and water usage regularly, and ensure it stays in line with the manufacturer’s standards. If you detect a major increase in consumption, it’s probably time to replace your hot water unit with a more energy-efficient model that saves on resources.
If your hot water unit isn’t providing enough or runs out too quickly, it may be time for a change. Poor volume, affected pressure and temperature all contribute to uncomfortable showers and baths. When selecting a new unit, make sure it meets your household needs and the size of the space. Plus, don’t forget regular maintenance to avoid sediment buildup, leaks or damage – this will ensure you can take full advantage of your hot water!
Rusted pipes, corroded valves, or broken fittings are warning signs that your hot water unit needs to be replaced. Corrosion can cause your water to have a metallic taste, smell, or color which could be hazardous for you and your appliances. Delaying necessary repairs can lead to expensive water damage and mold growth, as well as an increased risk of fire – all not worth the wait! Regular inspection of your unit is necessary to avoid any of these problems from occurring. Don’t let corrosion take away from your peace of mind; replace your hot water unit today and ensure you drink safe, clean water for years to come.
Water discoloration – such as brown, yellow, red, or black color – could be warning you that it’s time to replace your hot water unit. Rust, sediment, bacteria, or other contaminants may maintain this discoloration which can ultimately change the taste and smell of your water, not to mention the cleanliness of your dishes, clothing and fixtures. If left unchecked, corroding pipes or a failing system could also lead to worse consequences. Flushing your unit and its pipes can help prevent this; if the discoloration persists however then it would be best for you to consider replacing either the entire unit or some components.
Unusual noises such as clanking, banging, clicking, gurgling, or popping coming from your hot water system can be a sign that it needs to be replaced. These sounds may point to sediment buildup and overheating which can threaten the performance, efficiency and even the safety of your unit. If this is happening in your home it can also be disruptive and annoying for you and your family! To avoid these issues, make sure that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions and drain the unit regularly to remove any debris or sediment build up. Additionally, you should adjust the temperature and pressure settings as instructed. If persistent tank noise persists or worsens though, it’s time to upgrade your unit!
Frequent repairs, replacements, and services may be a sign that your hot water unit is old and worn out – it’s not worth investing in. If the price of regular maintenance starts to exceed half the cost of a new unit, you should seriously consider getting a replacement for better reliability. Maintenance costs range from $75 – $300+ per visit, and if it’s required more often than once annually then this is an especially strong indication that your current model needs replacing. Don’t let yourself be frustrated with constantly needing repairs – replace your hot water unit instead!
The main types of hot water heaters are:
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