Your water heater performs best with steady maintenance from a professional plumber. This annual service gives you the chance to react quickly and take care of potential problems. One such issue is a rusty bottom on tank water heaters.
Rust can form in various places on your water heater and could be the result of ill-fitted connections. But rust on the bottom of your water heater’s tank can be evidence of a more serious problem. We would advise hiring a professional like Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to discover if the tank’s interior liner has degraded. This happens after the anode rod fails. When operating like it’s supposed to, the anode rod removes impurities from the water.
When your tank has rusted, it’s smart to schedule water heater replacement. Otherwise, you risk having your home flooded with gallons of water when the tank gives out.
Here are a few other signs that your water heater is breaking down.
While your water heater can’t share exactly when it’s going to break, these are telltale signs that it’s going out.
A dependable water heater generally lasts for about 10 years. If yours is approaching this age or older, it’s a good idea to research replacing it even if it’s still running. That way, you can avoid a lack of hot water or a mess if the tank leaks.
This is evidence that your water heater’s tank is corroding. Your water might taste strange or stain your clothes when you wash them. While rust isn’t especially harmful, it affects your water quality and may also stain your bathroom fixtures.
Your water heater should transport enough hot water, even if you’re showering and washing clothes at the same time. If you find yours is struggling even with low use, it’s time to get a new one.
When your water heater’s anode rod stops working, sediment collects in the tank. As a result, your water heater must work harder to heat water. This can produce clanking or knocking sounds, as well as bigger energy bills.
Our qualified plumbers will discuss what’s best for your specific needs and your home. When thinking about hot water heater replacement, they’ll help you pick between tankless water heaters and tank models. Here are some of the key differences.
Tank water heaters are the most common model. They have a dedicated supply of hot water, which is better-suited for heavy or frequent use. While these water heaters are the most affordable, they have some downsides. They are large and constantly heating water, which is less energy efficient. And with a life span of about 12 years, they must be replaced much sooner than a tankless model.
Tankless water heaters are valued for their energy efficiency since they heat water when directed to. Because they lack a tank, they can be placed in smaller spaces, like under your sink or in a closet. As another bonus, they frequently last twice as long as a tank model. However, it’s important to note they’re typically more expensive than tank models. But this cost can be offset by rebates since several models are ENERGY STAR® rated.
Hot water heater replacement cost isn’t cheap. In fact, installing a new heater can cost several thousand dollars, particularly if you want a tankless model.
That’s why we offer an Advantage Program™ for your water heater. For one low monthly cost, you’ll earn a brand new one installed at no additional cost. There’s no down payment or large initial expense, and you’ll get to include any applicable rebates.
As a valued member, you’ll have access to 24/7 emergency service at no charge. Diagnostic, parts and labor fees are waived as well.* You’ll even have the flexibility to replace your water heater tank size or style based on your family’s growing needs.**
To learn the details about our process for water heater replacement in the U.S., give us a call at today. Our Experts are ready to help however we can.
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