Do You Need A New Water Heater? 5 Signs

Written on: January 18, 2021

Don’t Wait For A Water Heater Failure

water heater installation new yorkThere are certain times of year it’s good to buy something.

For example, February and August are the months to buy furniture, as that’s right as new collections and pieces are being introduced and stores want to make room for those. Buy a new car in December, when dealerships have extra incentive to make good deals to hit end-of-year and quarterly goals.

When is it a good time to get a new water heater? Any time of year, as long as it’s before you’re forced to by your current water heater failing. By keeping an eye out for these five signs, you’ll know that it’s time to contact Kimlin Energy to upgrade to a new water heater.

How old is your water heater?

The average life expectancy of a storage-type water heater is between 10 and 15 years. So, if your water heater is 10 years old or older, it’s time to upgrade. If you don’t know how old your water heater is, learn how you can find out in this video.

Is your water rusty?

If you’re seeing rusty water coming from your faucet? It could mean that there is rust inside the water heater tank. That may be the sign of an imminent leak or a water heater failure. Contact us to get started on replacement.

Is the floor around your water heater wet?

Water heater leaks aren’t always easily seen. But even tiny ones are large enough to leave a small puddle or damp floor around your water heater over time. If the floor around your water heater has wet or damp spots, contact us and we’ll come check it out.

Are you hearing weird noises?

If your water heater has started making strange sounds such as banging or rumbling noises when the water in your water heater tank is being heated, it’s likely caused by sediment that has built up and hardened in the bottom of your water heater tank. Your water heater may be beyond repair and need to be replaced.

Have your energy costs gone up?

Water heating accounts for about 20% of your home’s energy usage. That means it could be the culprit if you notice an unexpected and unexplainable increase in your energy bills. If you upgrade to a tankless water heater, you can cut your water heating energy costs by one-third, or more!

Ready to upgrade to a new water heater? Get in touch with us today!