Hot water is one of the best comforts you have at home. A hot shower helps you relax and orient yourself after a hard day’s work. But there’s going to come a time when your water heater breaks or otherwise stops functioning correctly and will need a replacement. The cost of doing so can be as significant as an AC Repair cost, but it’s a necessary sacrifice to make in order to maintain your comfort.
In this post, Tyler LLC discusses six telltale signs that you need to replace your home’s water heater.
Aging Unit – One way you can tell if your water heater has seen too many years is by looking for the serial number near its top. If you see that your water heater is more than 10 years old, then it’s time to have it replaced. Otherwise you risk serious damage to your home.
Rusty Water – If your hot water is rusty, then it’s possible your water heater is rusting internally, which means it’s guaranteed to start leaking sooner or later. To determine if this is the case, fill a few containers with water. If you see that the rust is only present in the hot water, then it’s likely you need a new water heater.
Sediment Build-Up – If your water keeps turning cold even after you just started the shower, sediment build-up may be causing the problem. This is a common sign that the water heater is about to fail, since the sediment that builds up in the water heater is separating the water from its heat source. To replace your home’s water heater unit, hire heating services and AC repair company Tyler LLC for a guaranteed job well done.
Rumbling and Noise – If the sediment build-up in your water tank isn’t rectified, it can eventually harden. You’ll know this is the case if you notice banging and rumbling noises coming from your unit. At this point you’ll need to replace your water heater as soon as possible because the extra time necessary to heat up the water can lead to cracks or holes in the heater.
Leaks – As your water heater does its job, the metal in your tank can expand and cause slight fractures. This result in leaks that can damage your basement or utility closet. If this happens, it’s time to replace your heater. Before doing this, however, make sure that there aren’t any other leaks from the fittings or connections to the tank.
Frequent Repairs – If your water heater is often in need of repairs, it’s best to replace it as soon as you can. Frequent repairs may sound like the best option, but in the long run it can cost you a significant amount and is only a short-term solution to an issue that can be completely prevented.
Turn to Tyler LLC for your HVAC maintenance needs. We’re your number one provider of commercial heating and cooling and water heater repair services. Give us a call at (203) 378-4700 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate.