Water heaters don’t work indefinitely. Even one that’s regularly tuned up will only run around 8–12 years, normally. If yours is 10 years old, or older, it’s critical to be knowledgeable about the hints that it’s failing. If not, you might not be able to use warm water for a couple days while you wait to install a new one.

Here are six common hints that your water heater is dying.

1. Your Water Heater is More Than 10 Years Old

Just because your water heater is aging doesn’t necessarily mean it’s needing to be replaced right now, but it does mean you’ll possibly have to replace it soon. As the years go by, sediment collects up in your hot water heater, making it harder for it to add warmth to water. Eventually, the sediment will eat away at the tank and cause the heating parts to fail. Corrosion can also lead to water leaks, which may damage your Norton house.

By installing a new water heater, you’ll have access to the most energy-efficient options. If you choose an ENERGY STAR® water heater, you may get added rebates and discounts. But the savings don’t quit there, since an ENERGY STAR model could save you up to $3,500 on water heating over its lifetime.

Going from a regular tank water heater to a tankless water heater can save you even more. For residences hat consume less than 41 gallons of water per day a tankless water heater is often 24–34% more efficient than a tank water heater, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. What’s even better is that tankless water heaters frequently last for around 20 years, which is about two times the life expectancy of a tank water heater.

2. Water Heater is Leaky

Sometimes leaks are just the result of loose connections, inaccurate pressure or a broken valve. But they can also be a clue that your water heater tank has corroded or cracked. In any event you’ll need professional assistance from HCE Systems to figure out the issue.

3. Water is Cloudy or Rusty

If your typically clear water suddenly appears cloudy or rusty, your water heater might be at fault. Cloudy water is a symptom sediment has grown in the tank, while rusty water is a sign there’s rust in the tank or pipes. In either case, HCE Systems suggests having your water heater examined by a specialist

4. There’s Not Enough Hot Water

As sediment increases in the tank and on heating elements, your hot water heater needs more energy to produce heated water. Because of this, it will require longer for it to produce hot water, and heated water won’t last as long. Both are a hint that your water heater is failing.

To keep sediment from accumulatingin your tank, HCE Systems advises having one of our professionals flush it every year.

5. Water Heater is Making Strange Noises

Like cloudy water, popping and rumbling sounds are a hint that sediment has built up in your tank. Sediment makes it more difficult for the water heater to heat water, resulting in the odd sounds. As time passes, the strain on your water heater can result in cracks and leaks.

6. You’re Constantly Requiring Water Heater Repair

Over its life, your water heater could require minor repairs, including valve replacement. But if you’re constantly getting in touch with HCE Systems for assistance or a major part has stopped working, it’s time for water heater installation.

It’s draining when your water heater is on the brink of failing or has gone out. But that’s not the case when you call HCE Systems at 276-302-0076 for water heater installation in Norton. From choosing the right option for your family and budget to expertly hooking it up, we make the entire process uncomplicated. Call us to book your appointment right away!