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When Should You Replace Your Water Heater?

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Do you think it may be time to replace your water heater? Knowing your water heater has a problem is easy, but it is challenging to determine if it has reached the end of the line. Don’t worry; the Done Plumbing experts are here to help you determine if a water heater replacement is your best course of action.

One or more of these problems may be cause enough to replace your water heater.

Low Hot Water Levels

If the hot water seems to run dry much sooner than it used to, your water heater is likely at fault. A water heater that continually runs dry may have trouble with its water supply or may not be heating its tank. Contact our Done Plumbing team, and we will assess whether repairs or replacements are necessary.

No Hot Water

A water heater that no longer heats any water is practically worthless. Check your unit’s pilot light to ensure it is still running. If the light has gone out, then relight it. If it continues to turn off or refuses to restart, it may be time to replace your heater. However, it takes a professional to inspect your heater correctly, so schedule one before throwing yours out.

High Utility Bills

If your utility bills seem to rise, your water heater may be the culprit. Depending on the issue, your water heater may be using an excess of either electricity or gas. Not only is this defect costing you money, but it could also be hazardous to you and your family! However, a quick inspection from one of our service experts will be enough to end that risk.

Rusty Or Old Parts

The age of your water heater is one factor that most affects its performance. A water heater’s lifespan is between 10-15 years, but most fail before that. If your water heater is in this age range, it is best to replace it. Moreover, if your unit has parts that have begun to rust, your heater has likely experienced a leak. A faulty, leaky water heater is a hazard to your home, and you should replace it.

Made A Decision? Give Us a Call!

Now that you know how to identify a faulty water heater, it’s time to decide. Will you replace your unit? If you think your home needs a new water heater, don’t hesitate to contact our experts. We are prepared to assess your water heater and determine what replacement will best serve you.

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