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Signs That You Need to Replace Your Water Heater

Water heaters are pretty sturdy, but they don’t last forever. You can extend the life of your water heater through maintenance and prompt repairs, but sooner or later you are going to need a new one. It pays to recognize the signs that your water heater is reaching the end of its lifespan so that you can replace it before it gives out on you. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some signs that you need to replace your water heater.


As a water heater gets older, it becomes more and more prone to developing problems. You can keep a water heater operating long after its normal lifespan, but it will become more and more expensive to keep it running. It’s typically better just to have it replaced, as a new system will have better technology and be in better condition.

Energy Efficiency

Wear and tear from years of normal use causes the efficiency level of a water heater to drop over time. If it gets to a point where your bills are rising month to month and you aren’t using the water heater any more than usual, it’s a sign that you may need to replace it. Another sign that your water heater is failing is that it can’t keep up with demand anymore.


Normally, water heaters don’t need repairs more than once every couple of years. In an older system, however, the worn out parts that make up the water heater are more likely to fail. That leads to a higher rate of repair, which costs you more money. If you need to repair your water heater every few months, it’s time to replace it.

If you need water heater replacement, call The Sunny Plumber. We provide water heater services throughout Phoenix, AZ.

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