Whether you have a gas or electric water heater, it will fail eventually. A failed water heater means you can’t take a hot shower, wash dishes, or do laundry. When your water heater acts up, it’s essential that you call the hot water pros at Alberta Indoor Comfort (previously Sears) right away to ensure you have all the hot water you need when you need it.
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How Can You Know If Your Water Heater Is About to Fail
A water heater is like any other appliance in that it’s built to last a certain amount of time. Most water heaters are built to last 15-20 years and after that, anything can happen. Fortunately, most water heaters give signs signaling they’re about to fail. Here’s what to look out for.
- Cloudy Water
- Gurgling, Banging Sounds
- Rusty Water
- Lukewarm Water
- Rust Around The Tank
- Water Leaking
All of these are signs that your water heater is in danger of failing and if you notice any, you must call a hot water maintenance company right away to fix the problem.
When Should I Replace My Hot Water Heater?
Your water heater is made to last a long time, but sooner or later, you’ll have to consider replacing your water heater. Here are a few things to think about when considering replacing your water heater.
- How Old Is It? - A water heater that’s over 20 years old is coming up on the end of its life, and it’s time to think about getting a new hot water tank installation.
- How Expensive Are Your Energy Bills? - If you’ve seen a sudden increase in your energy bills, it could be due to a failing water heater. The extra money you’re spending in bills could be going to a new water heater.
If you’re not sure how old your water heater is, or would like an assessment of its health, call a Calgary water heater replacement company and ask them for help.
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Can Water Heater Maintenance Extend the Life of Your Water Heater?
Even though most water heaters have a lifespan of about 20 years, the fact is that with regular maintenance, you can extend the lifespan by a few years. Experts recommend that you regularly flush the tank and replace your anode rod if it’s corroded. Also, it’s recommended you schedule regular hot water heater maintenance with a reputable plumbing company.