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How to Know If You Need a New Water Heater: Expert Advice from A to Z Plumbing

A water heater is an essential component of any home, providing hot water for showers, dishwashing, laundry, and more. However, like any appliance, water heaters have a lifespan and will eventually need to be replaced. Knowing the signs of a failing water heater can help you avoid unexpected breakdowns and ensure a steady supply of hot water. In this blog post, A to Z Plumbing will guide you through the key signs that indicate you may need a new water heater.


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1. Age of the Water Heater:

The first factor to consider is the age of your water heater. Most traditional tank-style water heaters last between 8 to 12 years, while tankless models can last up to 20 years. If your water heater is nearing or has surpassed its expected lifespan, it may be time to consider a replacement.


2. Inconsistent or Insufficient Hot Water:

One of the most obvious signs of a failing water heater is inconsistent or insufficient hot water. If you're noticing that your showers are frequently turning cold or the hot water is not lasting as long as it used to, it could be a sign that your water heater is struggling to keep up with demand.


3. Rusty Water or Heater:

Rust in your hot water or around your water heater is a clear sign of a problem. Rust in the water often indicates that the inside of your tank is corroding, which can lead to leaks. If you notice rust on the outside of your water heater, it could mean that a leak has already started.


4. Noise from the Heater:

As water heaters age, sediment can build up at the bottom of the tank. This sediment can cause your water heater to make rumbling or banging noises as it heats up the water. Not only can this sediment cause noise, but it can also make your water heater less efficient and cause more wear and tear on the tank.


5. Leaks Around the Water Heater:

If you notice moisture or puddles around your water heater, it could be a sign of a leak. While some leaks can be repaired, a leaking tank often indicates a serious problem that could lead to a major failure. It's important to address leaks immediately to prevent water damage to your home.


If you're experiencing any of these signs, it may be time to consider a new water heater. At A to Z Plumbing, we offer a range of water heater options to suit your needs and budget. Our team of experienced professionals can assess your current water heater, provide expert advice, and ensure a smooth and efficient installation process. Don't wait until you're stuck with a cold shower - contact A to Z Plumbing today to ensure a steady and reliable supply of hot water in your home.

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