Water heaters don’t last for eternity. Even one that’s regularly tuned up will only last around 8–12 years, on average. If yours is 10 years old, or older, it’s essential to be knowledgeable about the symptoms that it’s failing. Or else, you might not be able to use warm water for several days while you wait to install a new one.

Here are six common signs that your water heater is wearing out.

1. Your Water Heater is More Than 10 Years Old

Just because your water heater is dated doesn’t necessarily mean it’s failing, but it does mean you’ll likely have to install a new one momentarily. As time passes, sediment accumulates up in your hot water heater, making it more complicated for it to add warmth to water. Ultimately, the sediment will eat away at the tank and cause the heating components to malfunction. Corrosion can also lead to water leaks, which could damage your Brookfield house.

By getting a new water heater, you’ll have access to the most energy-efficient options. If you install an ENERGY STAR® water heater, you could get extra rebates and discounts. But the savings don’t end there, as an ENERGY STAR model could save you up to $3,500 on energy over its lifetime.

Changing from a regular tank water heater to a tankless water heater can save you even more. For residences hat need less than 41 gallons of water per day a tankless water heater is usually 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 last for around 20 years, which is about two times the life expectancy of a tank water heater.

2. Water Heater is Losing Water

Sometimes leaks are just the outcome of loose connections, inaccurate pressure or a broken valve. But they can also be a symptom that your water heater tank has corroded or cracked. Regardless you’ll need professional support from Central Air LLC to figure out the trouble.

3. Water is Discolored

If your typically clear water unexpectedly looks cloudy or rusty, your water heater might be at fault. Cloudy water means sediment has grown in the tank, while rusty water is a sign there’s rust in the tank or pipes. In either instance, Central Air 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 works harder to produce hot water. Because of this, it will take longer for it to warm water, and warm water will run out much more quickly. Both are a clue that your water heater is going out.

To stop sediment from building up in your tank, Central Air LLC suggests having one of our professionals flush it every year.

5. Water Heater is Making Weird Noises

Just like cloudy water, popping and rumbling sounds are a clue that sediment has built up in your tank. Sediment makes it more difficult for the water heater to heat water, leading to the odd sounds. Over time, the strain on your water heater can lead to cracks and leaks.

6. You’re Frequently Requiring Water Heater Repair

Over its lifetime, your water heater may require little repairs, like valve replacement. But if you’re frequently getting in touch with Central Air LLC for assistance or a big part has failed, you need water heater installation.

It’s exhausting when your water heater is just about to stop working or has gone out. But that’s not the case when you contact Central Air LLC at 203-357-5913 for water heater installation in Brookfield. From picking the right style for your family and budget to expertly installing it, we make the whole process uncomplicated. Call us to book your appointment today!