Is it Time to Replace your Electric Water Heater?

Have you ever hopped in the shower or started doing dishes only to run out of hot water quickly? Did you know that could be a warning sign that your hot water tank needs to be replaced? Have you ever checked the date on your hot water tank? Do you even have it serviced? The recommended useful life of hot water tanks is 8-10 years. If yours is older than that, it could be time to replace it. Here are some telltale signs that your hot water heater needs to be replaced.
Electric Water Heater

Water leaking around tank

Seeing water pooling around your hot water tank is never a good sign and it should be taken care of immediately. There are a few things that could be wrong, it could be as simple as a loose gasket, or it could be that the hot water heater is in need of replacement. Either way, it needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

Rust coming out of faucets

If you’re noticing rusty water, it’s important to determine whether it’s coming from the water heater or the piping from the home. If you do determine it’s coming from the heater, after leaving the hot water on for a while, it is time to replace the water heater. As the unit could be corroding from the inside.

Age of the unit

As previously stated, water heaters typically last around 8-10 years. As the date on your unit creeps up, it might be time to change it out.

Not heating or temperature variation

There can be several causes for a water heater not to heat properly or evenly through your house. Call the professionals at LaPensee Plumbing Pools and Air to help you diagnose the issue and determine if replacement is the right option.

LaPensee Plumbing Pools and Air, not only has the best prices on electric water heaters, we also offer same day service. Call us at 941-778-5622 for more details.