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Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater

January 9, 2024

A water heater typically lasts for several years, but it can become worn out over time due to lack of maintenance or wear and tear. Before your water heater fails completely, it will most likely give some signs that there is a problem. If you know what to look out for, you will know when it’s time to contact a heating Northampton contractor and get a new water heater.

You Don’t Have Enough Hot Water

Sediment in the water heater tank can keep water away from the heat source. If your shower starts out hot and then turns cold before you’re finished, or if you and other members of your family have to wait a while between showers so that each person has enough hot water, you may have to buy a new water heater.

You See Rust in the Water

A water heater tank can rust on the inside, and that rust can get into the water. If water that comes out of a faucet or showerhead has a rusty color, that is a telltale sign that it’s time for a new water heater. If you don’t replace it soon, you may have an even bigger problem on your hands.

The Water Heater Leaks

Rust can eventually cause a water heater tank to leak. That can cause water to flood your basement or utility room. Water can cause major damage to your home’s structure, including mold. It may also damage or destroy your furniture, flooring, electronics, and other belongings.

You Hear Unusual Sounds

Strange noises can be a sign that sediment has accumulated in the water heater tank. The tank may also have cracks or holes, which means that it may leak if you don’t have the water heater replaced soon.

Contact Chud to Replace Your Water Heater

If you have noticed one or more of these signs, you may have to get a new water heater. At Chud Air Conditioning, Heating, and Duct Cleaning, we have experience installing gas and electric water heaters, including models with and without a tank. Our heating Northampton team can work with you to help you choose the right water heater for your home and for you family’s needs. Call (215)659-4343 to learn more.

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