Water heaters don’t work indefinitely. Even one that’s regularly tuned up will only work around 8–12 years, normally. If yours is 10 years old, or older, it’s essential to know the signs that it’s failing. Or else, you could be without warm water for several days while you wait to replace it.

Here are six common clues that your water heater is dying.

1. Your Water Heater is Older than 10 Years Old

Just because your water heater is aging doesn’t necessarily mean it’s needing to be replaced right now, but it does mean you’ll potentially have to get a new one momentarily. Over time, sediment builds up in your hot water heater, making it harder for it to warm water. Ultimately, the sediment will corrode the tank and cause the heating pieces to fail. Corrosion can also result in water leaks, which can damage your Heflin house.

By installing a new water heater, you’ll have access to the most energy-efficient features. If you choose an ENERGY STAR® water heater, you could get extra rebates and discounts. But the savings don’t stop there, because an ENERGY STAR style could save you up to $3,500 on energy over its lifetime.

Switching from a traditional tank water heater to a tankless water heater can save you an even greater amount. For households hat consume less than 41 gallons of water daily a tankless water heater is often 24–34% more efficient than a tank water heater, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. What’s even better is that tankless water heaters usually last for around 20 years, which is about twice the lifetime of a tank water heater.

2. Water Heater is Leaking

In some cases leaks are just the outcome of loose connections, incorrect pressure or a broken valve. But they can also be a symptom that your water heater tank has corroded or cracked. Regardless you’ll need skilled assistance from Bain Heating & Air Conditioning to get to the bottom of the issue.

3. Water is Discolored

If your normally clear water abruptly appears cloudy or rusty, your water heater could be at fault. Cloudy water means sediment has built up in the tank, while rusty water means there’s rust in the tank or pipes. In either situation, Bain Heating & Air Conditioning recommends having your water heater checked out by a pro

4. There’s a Lack of Hot Water

As sediment accumulates in the tank and on heating elements, your hot water heater needs more energy to make warm water. Due to this, it will take longer for it to heat up water, and hot water won’t last as long. Both are a clue that your water heater is failing.

To stop sediment from accumulatingin your tank, Bain Heating & Air Conditioning suggests having one of our professionals flush it every year.

5. Water Heater is Making Strange Noises

Just like cloudy water, popping and rumbling sounds are a clue that sediment has grown in your tank. Sediment makes it more strenuous for the water heater to heat water, leading to the weird sounds. As time passes, the extra work on your water heater can lead to cracks and leaks.

6. You’re Always Needing Water Heater Repair

Over its lifetime, your water heater might require minor repairs, including valve replacement. But if you’re often contacting Bain Heating & Air Conditioning for support or a crucial part has stopped working, you should schedule water heater installation.

It’s draining when your water heater is just about to stop working or has gone out. But that’s not the case when you get in touch with Bain Heating & Air Conditioning at 256-270-1196 for water heater installation in Heflin. From picking the right solution for your needs and budget to expertly hooking it up, we make the complete process simple. Call us to book your appointment now!