Most water heaters last about 10 to 15 years, give or take a year or two. Additional factors that can affect a water heater’s lifecycle include extreme cold weather, demand for hot water, and age The mineral composition of the local water supply—water hardness—also impacts water heater life.
When To Replace Your Water Heater
How can you tell when your hot water heater needs to be replaced? Pay attention to the hot water supply during showers. If the water temperature is unsteady, dwindles down, or gives out, it probably means you need a new water heater. And leads are an indicator that it almost certainly needs to be replaced. Water heaters over 10 years old are generally nearing the end of their lifespan when they’ve serve a medium-sized to large family. Singles and couples may get a few more years.
If you live in the Provo area, call on American Plumbing Service for an evaluation to see if servicing can extend the life of your hot water heater or if replacement is the best route to go.
Installing & Servicing Hot Water Heaters in Provo, Utah
Our plumbers are trained to install and service gas and electric hot water heaters in residences and businesses. We work with all major manufacturers, including Noritz, Bradford White and Rinnai tankless water heaters (please note that Rinnai products work with a gas supply only).
Water Heater Replacement Means Energy Savings
An old hot water heater could be responsible for an unexpected surge in your energy bills. Replacing it can help lower that bill and your water bill as well since there is no need to store hot water–and if your old heater leaks even slightly.
For even more savings, consider a tankless water heater. These heaters rapidly heat water on demand as it’s needed, instead of storing and keeping it constantly heated. They take up much less space than standard hot water heaters as well.