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When Is a Good Time to Replace My Water Heater?

Water heaters are built to last a long time, but they don’t last forever. If your water heater is nearing the end of its life, it’s important that you be able to identify the signs. That way, you can have your system replaced before it can die on you completely. Let’s take a look at some of the more common signs that it’s time to replace your water heater.

Dropping Output

Taking a two hour-long shower is enough to exhaust pretty much any residential system, and waste quite a lot of water. For the most part, though, your water heater should be able to cope with any of your demands for hot water. If the system can’t even supply enough hot water to wash the dishes or take a quick shower, it could be a sign that you need a new system installed.

Increasing Number of Repairs

Water heaters need repairs every once in a while; it’s not a big deal. However, the older a water heater gets, the more worn down various parts of it will become. Those parts will eventually start to fail, resulting in mounting repair issues for the system. If you need to have your water heater repaired every few months, it’s a pretty sure sign that you need a new one.

Advanced Age

The average water heater is manufactured to last around 15 years. Once it gets older than that, it starts to develop ever more costly problems that make it’s upkeep difficult. If your water heater is older than 15 years, talk to a professional about whether or not it’s a good idea to replace it with a new one.

The Sunny Plumber offers comprehensive water heater installation services throughout Phoenix, AZ. If you need water heater services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment.

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