Just like all major household appliances, a water heater can last for several years with regular care and maintenance. If your water heater isn’t doing it’s job, it can often be repaired instead of replaced, especially if the repairs are done correctly and promptly. However, all good things must come to an end and, at some point, you will need to replace your water heater. Our team at Quality Plumbing and Heating Inc. in Kokomo, IN, has put together a list of signs that it’s time to replace your water heater, so you can be prepared when that day comes.
1. It’s Over 20 Years OldHow old is your water heater? Was it already in your home when you bought it? Most systems can last from 15 to 20 years, so if a system is over 20 years old, it’s usually better to put in a new one. Even if your old water heater is still working, it will start to fail soon and it’s a good idea to get ahead of it.
2. Your Hot Water Doesn’t Last As Long As It Used ToHas your family kept to generally the same shower routine for years? Many households have multiple people showering each morning and if your water heater has been able to keep up with your needs until recently, it may be a sign that it’s time to replace it. If your water heater’s volume of hot water has significantly declined, it’s a clear sign that it is starting to fail.
3. You’re Seeing Too Much of Your Repairman
Listen, we love our clients and we’re always happy to see you, but if you’re seeing us more than twice a year for water heater repairs, that’s too often. Rather than continue to throw money at a water heater that’s on its last legs, we can arrange to install a new one.
If you’re experiencing one or more of these signs, it’s time to replace your water heater. At QPH, we install top-quality brands such as Bradford White and Rinnai, because we know that the best products and expert installation will provide a water heater that will last your family for years. Contact us at (765) 450-4008 today or request service online anytime!