Water heaters are pretty sturdy systems, and as long as you take care of yours it will probably last a good long time. No amount of prompt repairs and preventive maintenance can make a water heater last forever, though. Eventually, you will have to replace your water heater. It’s important that you be able to recognize the signs that your water heater is nearing the end of its life. That way, you can replace the system before it breaks down on you completely. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your water heater is in need of replacement.
If you put enough demand on any water heater, you’re eventually going to exhaust it and have to wait for it to make more hot water. However, if your water heater seems less and less able to keep up with even moderate demand, it may be because it needs to be replaced. Years of wear and tear will cause a drop in water heater efficiency until it breaks down completely.
Rising Repair Frequency
A water heater shouldn’t need repairs very often, but most of them will likely occur near the end of its life. As the wear and tear on the system mounts, more and more parts will start to break down. You shouldn’t need to repair your water heater more than once every few years. If you need to have your water heater repaired every few months, it’s definitely a sign that you need to have it replaced. You could keep spending money to have your water heater repaired, but it would be far cheaper in the long run to just replace it.
If you need to have your water heater replaced, call Sunset Air. We offer a full range of water heater services throughout Olympia, WA.