How Can You Tell When To Replace Your Water Heater? blog
Brian Brooks June 9, 2022

How Can You Tell When To Replace Your Water Heater?

With most household appliances, knowing when to replace them is fairly simple: when they stop working, it’s time to buy a new one. Water heater replacement is trickier, because you may not recognize the signs that the system is starting to fail. Here’s how to know when to call the pros.

The Water Heater Is 10 Years Old

If you’re moving into a new house and the water heater is 10–12 years old, you’re generally better off scheduling a water heater replacement right away. That way, you don’t have to worry about problems later on. Tankless water heaters in Arizona can last up to 20 years, but it depends on how well the system is maintained.

Your Electricity Bill Is Too High

To be fair, there can be many reasons for a high energy bill in Arizona, such as your AC working hard because of a heat spell. That said, if you notice the bill staying high even though you have trouble getting water to heat up, it’s a sign that the water heater has problems.

Weird Noises

Strange noises can mean the water heater has built-up sediment. It needs to be flushed out to prevent damage to the system. Leaks can also be a sign of urgent problems.

When you suspect water heater troubles, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Call our team at Second Opinion Plumbing for help with water heater installation, repairs and replacements.