A water heater is built to last a number of years ranging from ten to more than twenty years. However, regardless of how well they are cared for, they will fail at some point do to normal wear and tear. When that time comes, replacement is inevitable.
For convenience and planning sake, it is good to know when your water heater is failing so you can identify the process in the beginning to avoid being without hot water. Without planning, it is possible to be caught off guard and be stuck without hot water for multiple days. Below are signals a new water heater should be installed.
The Age Of Your Water Heater
Most water heaters are built to last between 10 and 15 years. With proper care and a little luck in Waukesha WI it can last longer. For planning purposes, it’s a good idea to expect to replace water heaters within a five year window between ten and fifteen years. If yours is in this age range, start watching for failure signs.
Your Water Heater Is Less Efficient
Even in normal conditions, components get a lot of use. In Waukesha County, water heaters are subjected to hard duty because of hard water. As components wear, there will be a drop in efficiency. The efficiency drop lessens the output of water heaters in Waukesha WI, so they won’t be able to meet hot water demand as well as in the past. When it isn’t keeping up, plan to install a new unit.
Repairs Increase Longevity
Your water heater will not need a repair more often than each year or two. As systems age, they will start needing a series of repairs. It is a domino effect where wear and tear on parts has water heaters failing regularly. Before long, you will start re-building your unit piece by piece. If they need a repair every few months they are probably on their way out. It will become expensive to keep a water heater in this condition running properly. This is a good time for a replacement.
If you have any questions, call or email the water heater pros at Schoenwalder Plumbing. We’ll be happy to assist in any way we can. In addition to serving Waukesha WI, we serve Hartland, Delafield, Pewaukee, Brookfield, Elm Grove, New Berlin, Oconomowoc and Dousman
We are ready to help with water heater service and installations in Waukesha WI.