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When Is It Time To Replace My Water Heater?

Yeh, we know cold plunges are all the rage right now, but we like our water HOT! Here are several signs that may indicate it's time to replace your water heater:

  1. Age: Most traditional tank water heaters have an average lifespan of 10-15 years, while tankless water heaters can last 20 years or more. If your water heater is approaching or has surpassed its expected lifespan, it may be time to consider replacing it, even if it's still functioning. Older water heaters may become less efficient over time and may require more frequent repairs.

  2. Frequent Repairs: If your water heater requires frequent repairs or has recurring issues, it may be a sign that it's reaching the end of its useful life. Constant repairs can add up in terms of cost and inconvenience, and it may be more cost-effective to replace the unit.

  3. Reduced Efficiency: As water heaters age, they can become less efficient, resulting in increased energy bills. If you notice a significant increase in your energy bills or a decline in the hot water supply, it may be due to reduced efficiency of your water heater.

  4. Rust or Corrosion: Rust or corrosion on the tank or water connections of your water heater can be a sign of deterioration. This may indicate that your water heater is nearing the end of its lifespan and may need replacement.

  5. Water Leaks: Water leaks around the tank or fittings of your water heater can be a serious issue and may indicate internal damage or wear and tear. If you notice water pooling around your water heater, it's essential to have it inspected by a professional to determine if it needs to be replaced.

  6. Inadequate Hot Water: If you're experiencing consistently inadequate hot water supply despite normal usage patterns, it may indicate that your water heater is not functioning properly and may need replacement.

  7. Changing Needs: If your household has changed, such as an increase in the number of occupants or a change in hot water usage patterns, your existing water heater may no longer be meeting your needs. In such cases, you may need to upgrade to a larger or more efficient water heater.

We recommend contacting Paradise Plumbing to set up an appointment to assess the condition of your water heater and provide expert advice on whether it needs to be replaced and if it is still under the manufacturer's warranty.

Call Paradise Plumbing at 760-390-3421


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