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When is a New Water Heater Installation Necessary?

Water heaters are built to last a long time. No matter how well you take care of your water heater, however, there will eventually come a point where you are going to need a new one installed. When that time arrives, it is important that you recognize it and act as quickly as possible. Otherwise, you may have to wait several days without hot water while a new system is installed to replace the one that broke down. Read on for an outline of a few of the common signs that a new water heater installation is necessary.

Age

Most water heaters are built to last between 10 and 15 years. They can last longer, with proper care and a bit of luck. For the most part, though, that five-year span is when most water heaters break down permanently. If your water heater is currently 10–15 years old, you should start keeping a close watch in case any new signs pop up that it’s time to replace it.

Efficiency Drop

The parts that comprise older water heater have a lot of wear and tear on them from years of regular use. This causes a drop in the efficiency of those parts, which in turn causes a drop in the overall efficiency of the system. If you notice that your water heater doesn’t seem to be keeping up with demand any more, it may be time for a new one.

Rise in Repairs

Under normal circumstances, you shouldn’t need to repair your water heater more than once every year or two. In old systems, though, the wear and tear that builds up on the parts will eventually start causing a chain reaction of failures. If you have to repair your water heater every few months, it’s definitely time to replace it.

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

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