Water heaters don’t run forever. Even one that’s regularly tuned up will only work around 8–12 years, generally. If yours is 10 years old, or older, it’s essential to be knowledgeable about the hints that it’s wearing out. If not, you might not have heated water for several days while you wait for a new one.

Here are six common hints that your water heater is going bad.

1. Your Water Heater is Older than 10 Years Old

Just because your water heater is dated doesn’t necessarily mean it’s failing, but it does mean you’ll possibly have to get a new one soon. As the years go by, sediment accumulates up in your hot water heater, making it more difficult for it to warm water. In the end, the sediment will erode the tank and cause the heating pieces to malfunction. Corrosion can also cause water leaks, which might damage your Booneville house.

By replacing your water heater, you’ll receive the most energy-efficient technology. If you choose an ENERGY STAR® water heater, you could be eligible for additional rebates and discounts. But the savings don’t stop there, since an ENERGY STAR water heater could save you up to $3,500 on energy over its lifetime.

Changing from a regular tank water heater to a tankless water heater can save you an even bigger amount. For families hat use less than 41 gallons of water daily a tankless water heater is typically 24–34% more efficient than a tank water heater, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. What’s even better is that tankless water heaters usually work for around 20 years, which is about twice the life expectancy of a tank water heater.

2. Water Heater is Losing Water

In some cases leaks are just the consequence of loose connections, wrong pressure or a valve needing replacement. But they can also be a clue that your water heater tank has corroded or cracked. In any case you’ll need skilled assistance from Booneville Heating & Cooling to get to the bottom of the problem.

3. Water is Cloudy or Rusty

If your typically clear water suddenly looks cloudy or rusty, your water heater could be at fault. Cloudy water means sediment has collected in the tank, while rusty water is a hint there’s rust in the tank or pipes. In either instance, Booneville Heating & Cooling recommends having your water heater examined by a professional

4. There’s Not Enough Hot Water

As sediment increases in the tank and on heating elements, your hot water heater needs more energy to make warm water. Because of this, it will need longer for it to produce hot water, and warm water will run out much more quickly. Both are a sign that your water heater is failing.

To prevent sediment from collectingin your tank, Booneville Heating & Cooling recommends having one of our professionals flush it annually.

5. Water Heater is Making Weird Noises

Like cloudy water, popping and rumbling sounds are a hint that sediment has built up in your tank. Sediment makes it more strenuous for the water heater to heat water, leading to the strange sounds. As time goes on, the extra work on your water heater can lead to cracks and leaks.

6. You’re Always Needing Water Heater Repair

Over its life span, your water heater might need small repairs, including valve replacement. But if you’re often getting in touch with Booneville Heating & Cooling for help or a crucial part has stopped working, you need water heater installation.

It’s draining when your water heater is just about to stop working or has quit working. But that’s not the case when you contact Booneville Heating & Cooling at 662-269-8716 for water heater installation in Booneville. From picking the right solution for your home and budget to expertly putting it in, we make the whole process uncomplicated. Contact us to book your appointment today!