Water Heater Repair & Installation Services
If you’ve ever experienced a hot water heater malfunction, you know how inconvenient it is as well as how quickly it effects your everyday life. Every time you are forced to take frigid cold shower, you realize just how much you value the comforts of hot water. Let Elsass Heating & Cooling ease your burden with our specialized hot water heater repair & installation services. We’ll respond quickly to your needs and offer fast, friendly service that you can depend on. Contact our experts today!
5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Hot Water Heater
Your hot water heater won’t last forever, in fact most people have no idea that their water heater is on its last leg until it inevitably fails. If you’re concerned that time is near, we’ve outlined some telltale signs that it might be nearing time for a replacement.
The average life expectancy for a water heater is 8-10 years. If you start to notice changes in performance or any other symptom outlined within and your water heater is approaching the end of its life you should definitely consider replacement. If you don’t know the age of your water heater, you can find out by locating the unit’s serial number on the manufacturer’s sticker and give us a call.
One of the most obvious signs of water heater failure is a leak. Leaking water heaters can cause a lot of damage, especially if it’s located near valuable belongings. So it’s suggested that once you see water pooling, call an expert right away. However, before you consider investing in a new tank, be sure the leak is coming from the tank and not a loose fitting or connection that can easily be tightened.
Makes Loud Noises
With age, water heaters will accumulate sediment that over time hardens with heat exposure. The hardened sediment can cause your water heater to make loud rumbling or banging sounds. This is typically an indication that your water heater is failing.
High Energy Expenses
Did you know that water heating can account for as much as 20% of your monthly energy expenses? If your utility bills are on the rise and your hot water tank is nearing its life expectancy, it might be time to upgrade to a higher efficiency model.
Rusty water could be an indication that your water heater is rusting on the interior of the tank. However, it could also mean you have rusty pipes. Either way, rust is typically followed by a leak and should be evaluated by a professional.