Are you unsure if it is time to replace the water heater in your Issaquah property? There are some signs that any homeowner can look for, and our team at Westview Plumbing is also here to help. Whether you want to upgrade or wish to replace a failing water heater, we have the brands and services you need.
For many homeowners, having running hot water is a luxury they may not consider or even worry about until something goes wrong. Average people use warm water roughly 20x each day in the home. However, it would help if you also were proactive about maintaining your system. But when should you think about a total replacement?
The suggested average lifespan of most traditional water heaters ranges between 8 to 12 years. Tankless water heaters may last up to a few decades before you need to replace them. No matter the type of system you have, over time, it can erode. You need to monitor it for issues, especially if it is in the latter half of its lifespan.
Keep an eye on the following signs pointing to needing a water heater replacement or upgrade with a new installation:
- You notice the water looks sandy, cloudy, or rusty. It is common for an older water heater to have discolored water. There are many reasons why this can happen, and it may not mean replacement. However, our technicians are happy to take a look and assess your system.
- Not enough hot water, but your heating bill goes up. Lack of warm or no hot water can mean your system can’t keep up with demand. The thermostat or heating element could be failing.
- You hear strange noises. When water heaters age, they may start making rumbling noises or get loud as the water works to heat up. This can be a significant sign that your heater needs replacing.