Water heaters are built to last a long time, but they don’t last forever. If you’ve had your water heater for a while, you might want to consider if it’s worth replacing it in the near future. Don’t know whether or not your system is close to the end of its life? Check out the following symptoms below and see whether or not your system fits the list.
Trouble Meeting Demand
If your water heater is having trouble meeting your hot water needs, it might be because it’s getting close to the end of its lifespan. Please note that we’re not talking about something like running out of water after an hour-long shower. We’re talking about your system struggling to meet basic demand, like washing the dishes or taking a quick bath. If your system is having difficulty doing that, it might be due to wear and tear buildup causing the efficiency of the system to decline. If that’s the case, then the only thing you can do to resolve it is to replace the water heater.
Frequent Repair Issues
Even with regular maintenance, it’s not unusual for water heaters to need repairs every now and again. You should be concerned if your system needs to be repaired multiple times a year, though. That level of frequency in breakdowns is often a sign that the system is beginning to fail. The wear on the water heater has reached a point where multiple parts inside it are beginning to break down at the same time. You can keep paying to repair the system one part at a time, and possibly get another year or two out of it. Honestly, though, you would very likely be better off just replacing the entire system. You’d certainly save more money in the long run.
It’s Older Than 15
The average lifespan of a water heater is around 15 years, give or take depending on individual circumstances. Once the system ages past that point, it will become increasingly likely to develop issues like those listed above. As the water heater gets older, the list of problems will mount and it will become more costly to operate. Very quickly, the water heater will reach a point where it costs more money than it’s worth to keep it up and running.
If your water heater is older than 15, we highly recommend talking to a professional technician about replacing it. The initial installation cost for the new water heater may be higher, but you’ll save a lot more on repair and maintenance costs over the next decade or so to make up for it. Don’t stick with a failing water heater when you don’t have to. Contact a professional today, and ask them about installing a new one.
Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC offers a full range of Boca Raton, FL water heaters. If you’re looking ot have a new water heater installed in your home, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.