Now that we are in the heart of winter, it is more important than ever that you make sure that your water heater is working properly, as this would be the worst time to suddenly have to begin taking freezing showers in the morning. Fortunately, there are easy ways for homeowners to tell that their water heater needs to be replaced. Here are a few signs indicating that your Minnesota water heater needs replacing.
One sign of trouble is if the water coming out of your faucets and showers is rusty. While this could also indicate problems with the plumbing in your home, it is more likely to be an issue with your water heater if the water seems to be discolored only when you are running hot water. Either way, discolored water in your home should be cause for concern, and you will want to have it looked at by a professional, as your water heater may be corroded on the inside.
No Hot Water
One of the most obvious signs of trouble with your water heater is if you are having a hard time getting hot water in your home. If it takes longer for you to get hot water in your home, and the hot water appears to not last as long as it used to, then it may be time to replace your hot water heater. It is likely that it is on its way out, and may fail altogether, if you do not have it replaced.
Your Water Heater’s Age
Another good indicator that it may be time to consider replacing your water heater is if it is beginning to age. On average, water heaters only last about 10-12 years. If your water heater falls within this range, or is older than 12 years old, replacing your water heater will likely be more cost-effective than continuing to maintain and repair an inefficient water heater.
Contact us to find out about more of the ways you will be able to tell when it is time to replace your water heater.