Here at JP Plumbery, we repair and install gas, electric, and tankless water heaters. We strive to ensure our customers are properly educated when it comes to maintaining and replacing their water heaters.
Water Heater Life Expectancy
Nobody ever wants to wake up to a cold shower due to a broken or malfunctioning water heater, or a dishwasher filled with dishes that are still dirty because the water wasn’t hot enough to clean them. So let’s start off on the right foot and begin the process of learning more about your water heater.
The average life expectancy of a water heater is about 8 to 12 years. While this may vary by location and the design of the unit, quality of installation, the maintenance schedule, and the water quality, eight to twelve years tends to be a good rule of thumb to go by when considering the life stages of your water heater.
Signs It Is Time For a New Water Heater
Once your water heater reaches ten years old, it may begin to leak around the base, work erratically, or possibly not work at all. These are sure signs that it is time for you to replace your water heater. Once your new water heater is installed, you will want to invest in regular maintenance, which will extend the life of your water heater.
Luckily, many repairs, such as replacing a pressure-relief valve or the heating element, are quick and simple fixes. Unfortunately, there are some issues that aren’t as simple to fix, such as low hot water pressure, dirty or rust-colored water, or smelly, hot water. If these issues arise, you will want professional help to deal with these issues.
So if you have a simple fix, serious issue, a water heater that is eight to twelve years old, or you just wish to upgrade and cut back on your energy bills, then give us a call and we can get you set up with a brand new water heater!