Water heaters don’t last for eternity. Even one that’s regularly serviced will only work around 8–12 years, normally. If yours is 10 years old, or older, it’s essential to know the signs that it’s failing. Otherwise, you might not have hot water for several days while you wait to install a new one.

Here are six common clues that your water heater is going bad.

1. Your Water Heater is More Than 10 Years Old

Just because your water heater is dated doesn’t necessarily mean it’s wearing out, but it does mean you’ll potentially have to install a new one momentarily. As the years go by, sediment accumulates up in your hot water heater, making it more complicated for it to add warmth to water. Ultimately, the sediment will corrode the tank and cause the heating pieces to fail. Corrosion can also lead to water leaks, which might damage your Reinholds home.

By getting a new water heater, you’ll have access to the most energy-efficient features. If you select an ENERGY STAR® water heater, you may be eligible for added rebates and discounts. But the savings don’t stop there, since an ENERGY STAR water heater could save you up to $3,500 on water heating over its lifetime.

Switching from a standard tank water heater to a tankless water heater can save you even more. For families hat need less than 41 gallons of water each 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 usually run for around 20 years, which is about twice the life expectancy of a tank water heater.

2. Water Heater is Losing Water

In some cases leaks are just the result of loose connections, inaccurate pressure or a valve needing replacement. But they can also be a sign that your water heater tank has corroded or cracked. In any case you’ll need pro help from County Line Mechanical LLC to get to the bottom of the trouble.

3. Water is Cloudy or Rusty

If your typically clear water unexpectedly becomes cloudy or rusty, your water heater might be at fault. Cloudy water is a symptom sediment has built up in the tank, while rusty water means there’s rust in the tank or pipes. In either situation, County Line Mechanical LLC advises having your water heater examined by a specialist

4. There’s Inadequate Hot Water

As sediment builds up in the tank and on heating elements, your hot water heater needs more energy to make warm water. Because of this, it will need longer for it to heat up water, and warm water won’t last as long. Both are a clue that your water heater is failing.

To stop sediment from collectingin your tank, County Line Mechanical LLC suggests having one of our specialists flush it annually.

5. Water Heater is Making Unusual Noises

Similar to cloudy water, popping and rumbling sounds are a clue that sediment has accumulated in your tank. Sediment makes it more strenuous for the water heater to heat water, resulting in the weird sounds. As time passes, the stress on your water heater can lead to cracks and leaks.

6. You’re Always Having to Have Water Heater Repair

Over its lifetime, your water heater could require little repairs, including valve replacement. But if you’re often contacting County Line Mechanical LLC for support or a big part has gone out, you should schedule water heater installation.

It’s draining when your water heater is on the brink of failing or has quit working. But that’s not the case when you contact County Line Mechanical LLC at 717-216-0846 for water heater installation in Reinholds. From picking the right option for your home and budget to expertly hooking it up, we make the complete process uncomplicated. Give us a call to schedule your appointment now!