3 Warning Signs of Water Heater Replacement

We all know that awful feeling of running out of hot water while in the shower. Could it be that your water heater has finally called it quits? Most traditional water heaters last only about 12 to 15 years. Here are three signs that it’s probably time for a water heater replacement.

1. Water Is Lukewarm or Not Hot

If it seems like you can’t get the water hot while taking a shower or doing dishes, start by checking a few basic things. The solution could be as simple as turning the heat up on your water heater. However, it could be that you need a new system. Over time, minerals from the water will build up and prevent the heater’s burner from properly heating the water. Eventually, the unit’s heating element will fail.

2. Changes in Water Quality

Have you noticed that your hot water looks cloudy or smells metallic or like rotten eggs? It could be a buildup of mineral deposits inside your water heater tank or rusting inside your tank. A decline in hot water quality could be a sign that it’s time to replace your water heater.

3. A Leaky Tank

If you see puddles around your tank or water dripping from it, it’s time to replace your water heater. This can be a dangerous situation that could cause extensive water damage to your home from flooding if the tank were to burst.

Is it time to for a water heater replacement? If you live in Puyallup or the surrounding area, Puyallup Heating & Air Conditioning is ready to serve you. We can upgrade your home’s system with a new tankless water heater. With this type of unit, you’ll save money and never run out of hot water again. Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment. Don’t forget to contact us for any of your heating and cooling needs, too, including repair, installation, and maintenance.

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