It can be easy to put off home upgrades like replacing your water heater, especially when they are still working. What can be more difficult is realizing how much a new, efficient heater can save you each month, even before you add in the savings that come from preventing a major water heater failure. Luckily, there are a few signs you can look out for, and they will help you know when the time is coming.
Signs It’s Time
When your water heater is nearing the end of its life, there are a few things that will start to happen. These might indicate a need for basic repair, but a lot of the time they are symptoms of a need for full replacement. They include
• Excessive rust in your hot water, especially if it is not fixed by draining off sediment
• Fluctuating heat and other performance issues
• Rising energy costs that are not explained by other expenditures
• Leaks, drips, or other signs of seal failure.
When you notice these signs, it means your water heater is no longer performing as expected, either because there is damage happening on its interior or because it’s getting old. To determine whether these signs can be repaired or if they mean it’s time to get a whole new water heater, you might need to talk to a professional. Learn more about water heater replacement in North County by clicking here.