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Signs Your Water Heater Might Need to be Replaced

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February 9, 2016

Problems that might indicate hot water heater is in need of replacement:

Age-A gas water heater can last anywhere from 8-12 years and an electric water heater can last anywhere from 10-15 years.

Cold Water-If your hot water heater is not producing hot water anymore.

Leaks/Crack-If you notice water or moisture around your hot water heater, it could mean there is a crack or a leak.

Noise -Over time, sediment builds up in your hot water heater. The sediment can cause noise such as rumbling or a gurgling sound.

Rusty Water-If you notice your water is a tinted color coming from the water heater it could mean your water heater is rusting away on the inside or that your home’s piping is rusty.

Some of these problems can be fixed, but once the age of your hot water heater gets up to 10 years, we recommend replacement.

Thinking you might need a new hot water heater? Call us at 610-494-1114 for pricing and more information!


6 Responses to “ Signs Your Water Heater Might Need to be Replaced ”

  1. I’ve noticed a few of the issues with our water heater that you listed here. Usually, it ‘s the lack of hot water in the shower on a cold winter morning for us! And it’s not because we share a water heater with neighbors. I appreciate the information you have provided – it helps me know what else to look for if the problem persists.

    • admin says:

      Thank you for your comment and for checking out our blog! If you ever have any question or concerns about your water heater, feel free to give us a call at 610-566-0900.

  2. Jade Brunet says:

    It is good to know that a gas water heater can last from eight to twelve years. Knowing that it is appropriate to replace the water heater after these years have passed is helpful. It would be good to check if there is a warranty on the water heater after purchasing.

  3. I appreciate your comment about how your hot water system should be looked at if there is any condensation on the heater itself from possible leaks. I didn’t know that your water could actually start coming out a different color from rust and that that is a sign that it definitely needs to be replaced. My parents’ are considering having their’s replaced because cold water comes out more often than hot water. Thanks for the tips, we will keep them in mind.


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