Water heaters are pretty well-built, on average. However, they also happen to be among the hardest-working appliances in the average home. Think about how often you use hot water every day, and you’ll know what we’re talking about. That amount of demand puts a lot of strain on the water heater, and eventually that strain will be the end of it. If your water heater isn’t up to getting through another winter season, you should be able to identify the signs now. Keep an eye out for the following.
If you’re taking a two hour-long shower, you’re obviously going to exhaust all but the largest water heaters. However, as a water heater ages it’s going to lose its ability to generate quite as much hot water as it once did. If your water heater can’t seem to cope with even moderate demand anymore, you may need a new one.
The longer a water heater is in operation, the more its various parts will wear down. That means that older water heaters are going to be far more likely to have various parts start breaking down, especially as they near the end of their lifespans. If you need to have your water heater repaired every couple of months, you need to replace it.
Water heaters tend to last 10 to 15 years, maximum. You can keep one up and running past that point, if you’re willing to spend quite a bit more money. However, it’s honestly more cost-effective in the long run to just replace it once it gets that old.
Sunset Air offers water heater replacement services throughout Olympia, WA. If you need water heater services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts. We’ll make sure that you get the right water heater for your needs.