A properly functioning water heater is an integral part of a cozy home. If hot water can’t flow through your home, there’s a chance you may be deprived of a warm shower, doing dishes, or other important tasks until you find a solution.
At Family Heating & Cooling, we take pride in providing customers with affordable and reliable plumbing solutions that meet your specific needs. From simple repairs to replacing entire systems, we try to infuse each job with a high level of professionalism and enthusiasm to ensure you can sustain uninterrupted satisfaction and comfort.
When Should You Decommission Your Water Heater?
The average lifespan of an ordinary tank-based water heater is 8 to 12 years. There are many factors that can ultimately affect how and when your water heater gives up, such as its exposure to hard or soft water, whether the tank was regularly flushed, and the initial quality of its components and materials. However, no water heater can escape the ravages of time as the entire unit will eventually break down, requiring replacement.
Symptoms that suggest that your water heater is on its last leg include:
Rust or corrosion on the tank and its water connections
Insufficient water temperatures
Water pooling at the base of the unit
Loud banging and popping noises emanating from the unit