Your water heater works best with steady maintenance from a professional plumber. This annual service gives you the opportunity to notice quickly and resolve potential problems. One such issue is a rusty bottom on tank water heaters.
Rust can appear in various places on your water heater and may be the result of loose connections. But rust on the bottom of your water heater’s tank could be signs of a more complicated problem. We recommend contacting a professional like Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to determine if the tank’s interior liner has corroded. This occurs after the anode rod fails. When operating normally, the anode rod filters impurities from the water.
When your tank has corroded, it’s smart to schedule water heater replacement. Otherwise, you risk having your home flooded with gallons of water when the tank gives out.
Here are some other signs that your water heater is beginning to fail.
While your water heater can’t inform you exactly when it’s going to shut down, these are frequent signs that it’s about to happen.
A well-maintained water heater usually lives for around 10 years. If yours is near this age or older, it’s a wise idea to consider replacing it even if it’s still working. That way, you can avoid losing out on hot water or a mess if the tank leaks.
This is evidence that your water heater’s tank is rusted down. Your water could taste unusual or stain your clothes when you wash them. While rust isn’t always harmful, it affects your water quality and may also stain your bathroom fixtures.
Your water heater should deliver a steady supply of hot water, even if you’re showering and washing clothes at the same time. If you discover yours is struggling even with infrequent use, it’s time to get a replacement.
When your water heater’s anode rod fails, sediment collects in the tank. As a result, your water heater must work longer to heat water. This can result in clanging or knocking sounds, as well as larger energy bills.
Our trusted plumbers will recommend what’s best for your specific needs and your home. When looking into hot water heater replacement, they’ll help you pick between tankless water heaters and tank models. Here are a few of the key differences.
Tank water heaters are the most common type. They have a dedicated supply of hot water, which is ideal for heavy or frequent use. While these water heaters are the most affordable, they have some downsides. They are large and constantly heating water, which is less energy efficient. And with a life span of about 12 years, they must be replaced more quickly than a tankless model.
Tankless water heaters are prized for their energy efficiency since they heat water when told. Because they lack a tank, they can be squeezed in tight spaces, like under your sink or in a closet. As an extra bonus, they typically last twice as long as a tank model. However, it’s good to note they’re often more expensive than tank models. But this cost can be balanced with rebates since many models are ENERGY STAR® rated.
Hot water heater replacement cost isn’t cheap. In fact, connecting a new heater can cost several thousand dollars, particularly if you want a tankless model.
That’s why we offer an Advantage Program™ for your water heater. For one single monthly cost, you’ll earn a brand new one installed at no added cost. There’s no down payment or large initial expense, and you’ll get to include any applicable rebates.
As a valued member, you’ll have access to 24/7 emergency service at no charge. Diagnostic, parts and labor fees are waived as well.* You’ll even have the flexibility to replace your water heater tank size or style based on your family’s growing needs.**
To learn everything about our process for water heater replacement in the U.S., give us a call at today. Our Experts are ready to help however we can.
*See your signed Advantage Program Agreement for full details and exclusions. **New monthly rate will apply.
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