Know When to Replace Your Hot Water Heater

A hot water heater plays an important role in the comforts and conveniences you require at home. Thanks to your hot water heater, you can enjoy warm bubble baths, clean dishes, and fresh laundry. Water heaters are the silent heroes of most households, providing reliable hot water without complaint or notice. We usually ignore our water heaters until something catastrophic happens, in which case it’s time to make repairs. Here in Phoenix, our water heater installation technicians can replace a faulty water heater with a new one, but you first need to spot the signs you need to install a new water heater. We’ve provided a basic list below.

Definite Signs

A water heater typically has a lifespan between 8 and 12 years. We can help ensure that your water heater has an optimal lifespan by providing a high quality installation and planning a regular maintenance schedule that works for you. Other factors that may impact longevity of the heater include the hot water heater’s design and the actual water quality in your home.

You should keep an eye on any hot water heater that you’ve had for a decade or more. These signs may indicate the need for a replacement:

  • Leaks around the base of the hot water heater
  • The heater turning on or off at the wrong time
  • The heater working erratically
  • A decrease in the heater’s function

Ultimately, hot-water heater replacement may be necessary if your unit is no longer running well. Before you make this decision yourself, however, you can ask a qualified technician to confirm the severity of your heater problem, as some electrical issues can be remedied.

If a water heater replacement is needed, we offer a great deal of flexibility. Whether you need to repair, replace, or maintain your hot water heater, contact us today. We’re happy to answer your questions and help you figure out what you need to do to ensure that you can enjoy a water heater that is optimally functioning for years to come. Hot water heaters are necessary for a high quality of life, so don’t compromise on what you deserve.