When Should You Replace Your Water Heater?

When should you replace your water heater with General Service Plumbing?

Don’t Suffer Through Another Cold Shower.

Do you think it may be time to replace your water heater? Knowing your water heater has a problem is easy, but figuring out if it has reached the end of the line is challenging. If you run out of warm water in the middle of a shower, you may even blame yourself for not being more careful with your water usage! Don’t worry; the General Service Plumbing experts are here to help determine if a water heater replacement is your best action.

Sign Of An Aging Water Heater:

  • Cold Water
  • Not Enough Hot Water
  • Water With Flecks Of Rust
  • Exploding Operating Costs

One or more of these problems may be caused enough to replace your water heater.

Cold Water

A water heater that no longer heats any water is practically worthless. First, check your unit’s pilot light to ensure it is still running. If the light has gone out, then relight it. If it continues to turn off or refuses to restart, it may be time to replace your heater. However, it takes a professional to inspect your heater correctly, so schedule one before making plans to replace yours.

Not Enough Hot Water

If the hot water seems to run dry much sooner than it used to, your water heater is likely at fault. A water heater that continually runs dry may be having trouble with its water supply, or it may not be heating its tank. Contact the team at General Service Plumbing, and we will assess whether repairs or replacements are necessary.

Water With Flecks Of Rust

The age of your water heater is one factor that most affects its performance. A water heater’s lifespan is 10-15 years, but most fail before that. If your water heater is in this age range, it is best to replace it. Moreover, if your unit has parts that have begun to rust, your heater has likely experienced a leak. A faulty, leaky water heater is a hazard to your home, and you should replace it.

Exploding Operating Costs

If your utility bills seem to rise, your water heater may be the culprit. Depending on the issue, your water heater may be using an excess of either electricity or gas. Not only is this defect costing you money, but it could also be hazardous to you and your family! However, a quick inspection from one of our service experts will be enough to end that risk. In addition, replacing your existing unit with a newer, energy-efficient one will help mitigate any risk to your home while lowering your bill.

If Your Heater Is Underperforming, Give Us A Call

Now that you know how to identify a faulty water heater, it’s time to decide. Will you replace your unit? If your home needs a new water heater, don’t hesitate to contact our experts. We are prepared to assess your water heater and determine what replacement will best serve you.

For excellent water heater service in Northern California, we recommend Genmor Plumbing Inc. They are known for being trusted and reliable San Jose plumbers by the entire Bay Area. We are proud to help direct you to only the best services!

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