When Will My Water Heater Need Replacing?
You usually don’t think about your water heater much until it quits running. And you’re faced with chilly showers. It works hard to give your Winnipeg household with hot water 24 hours a day, and, naturally, it will stop working eventually.
Here’s how long you can expect your water heater to last and some warning signs that yours is wearing out. In the end, how long your water heater will keep running depends on what type you use and how much it’s working.
Tank Water Heater
Many people have a tank water heater that holds 40 to 50 gallons of water. This type constantly makes water warm, so it’s always at the right setting when you desire it. Tank water heaters are popular as a result of their more economical price tag, but they don’t usually work as long as other kinds.
Here’s how long you can expect yours to last:
- Gas water heater: 10 years
- Electric water heater: 12 years
Tank water heaters can stop working due to many issues, but a corroded tank is one of the most typical. Your water heater has a special component known as an anode rod that removes corrosive fragments from the water. Eventually, the rod will corrode, and grit will accumulate at the foundation of your water heater, eating through the lining in the tank.
Tankless Water Heater
A tankless water heater has a much greater life expectancy than its tank-style counterparts. These water heaters could run up to 20 years.
In addition to lasting for a longer amount of time, tankless hot water heaters are extremely energy efficient. In lieu of storing large amounts of water that’s heated all the time, a tankless model warms water when you want it. This gets rid of standby heating and the impact it has on your monthly energy costs.
You might not know this, but heating water is a large chunk of your energy expenses. In fact, it’s the second biggest source of energy consumption in a standard residence, according to ENERGY STAR®.
Tankless water heaters are higher priced than tank water heaters, but they provide long-term energy savings. They can be 24% to 34% more efficient than a water heater that holds on to water, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
4 Signs Your Water Heater is Going Bad
Your hot water heater will begin to show hints that it’s wearing out. Here’s what to look for and when to call a plumbing professional like Winnipeg Supply Service Experts.
1. Inadequate Enough Hot Water
This is one of the most typical clues that your water heater needs to be replaced. You may have warm water getting depleted faster, or that it requires extra time to have hot water.
You should call a plumber if you’re having water leaks or water accumulating by the base of your water heater. Sometimes you may just need to have connections secured or a component replaced, but it may also be a sign the tank is compromised.
3. Water is Cloudy
If you reside in an area with hard water and don’t have a water softener, you’re likely accustomed to having cloudy water. But if your water suddenly changes from clear to cloudy or starts smelling metal-like, we advise having your water heater checked by a specialist to avoid damaging leaks. Immediate changes in your water clarity means sediment is possibly accumulating in the tank and oxidizing it.
4. Weird Noises
It’s normal for your water heater to make some noise as it operates. But popping and rumbling is not normal and is a sign you should call for specialized support. As sediment accumulates in the tank, your water heater has to work harder and might consume extra energy in the process.
Winnipeg Supply Service Experts Makes Water Heater Replacement Easy
Waiting too long for water heater replacement could lead to that can damage your house. Also, there’s the irritation of not having heated water. If your water heater is old or showing signs it needs to be replaced, reach our Experts at 204-800-0613 to get a free home comfort assessment. From capacity to energy efficiency, we’ll discuss all the options so you can make the ideal decision for your residence.