How Often Should I Replace My Water Heater?

We take clients requests very seriously and have taken every step to ensure they receive the highest quality service. Owning and maintaining a water heater is a tremendous responsibility and requires plenty of knowledge and information, whether you're a new homeowner, a landlord, or someone paying rent. It's extremely important to make sure you're up to date and accurate on everything in order to avoid making a mistake and having your water heater malfunction. Use this guide to periodically check and make sure your water heater is running properly, and when to maintain, replace, and/or call someone in to inspect your water heater.

Here are a few signs you should look for in your water heater: 

The first and most important thing you can do is check to see if the power to your water cooler is functioning properly. If there is no hot water, this is the first thing you should check. No hot water could also reflect the fact that the power light is out or the circuit breaker tripped. The ideal temperature is between 120 and 140 degrees, so make sure to routinely check the thermostat.

Vernon Water HeaterExamining the water is another way to make sure that the water heater is running smoothly. Make sure that the water isn't rusty, dirty, or otherwise unclean. If you notice excessive rust in your water, and/or water spilling from the top of the tank, we strongly encourage you to look into replacing your water cooler.

If you notice your water heater making loud and disturbing noises. This usually has many different causes, but, it's most frequently caused by debris build-up within the water heater. Excessive popping and crackling could be a sign towards serious damage within your water heater, and speaking to a professional about proper replacement.

When to replace: 

If you're doing routine check-ups on your water heater and notice any of these things, it's time to call a professional and get it replaced. Most water heaters have a life-span of 5-10 years, and if your water heater ages excessively past this point, there's a good likely hood it's in need of repair or replacement. When you start noticing clogs, mineral build-up in the water, or leaking coming from your water heater, that's a good sign you should call a professional and have your your water heater replaced.

Are you looking for water heater installation services in the Vernon area? Look no further than Water Heater Medic, call us today at (860) 896-3342.