When to Consider Water Heater Replacement
- If your unit is older than 15 years:
A typical water heater lasts 10 to 15 years, so any unit older than that has probably collected too much sediment in its tank and isn’t as efficient as it should be.
- If your utility bills are very high:
Your water heater can account for 25% of your energy costs, so if yours are higher than usual, you should consider getting a newer, more energy-efficient unit.
- You run out of hot water too quickly:
It may be that your current water heater is simply too small to meet the hot water demands of your household. For example, if your household has six members and you only have a 40-gallon tank, you should consider upgrading to a larger tank.
Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repair or Replacement
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