What Could Go Wrong With Your Water Heater
Unlike air conditioning and heating systems, water heaters are used all year long, and that’s why it’s important to keep an eye on the condition of your water heater to stay ahead of breakdowns! The average lifespan of a reservoir water heater is 10 to 15 years. Once your water heater is over the hill, be sure to look out for these indications of a problem:
Insufficient Hot Water
If you notice a decrease in the production of hot water, it’s likely caused by mineral deposits forming at the bottom of the tank, which insulates the heat from the water. This can cause your water heater to work harder, and break down sooner. Regular maintenance of your reservoir water heater can help avoid the accumulation of mineral deposits and breakdowns.
When you can hear your water heater working, it’s a sign of mineral deposits building up inside the tank. If you have yet to notice a decrease in hot water production, you can expect it to occur eventually if the system isn’t maintained. Mineral deposits in your water heater’s reservoir causes the tank to overheat, as well, resulting in metal fatigue and eventually leaks.
When any indication of a problem is ignored, a leak is inevitable. If left unattended, the leaking tank can flood the basement and cause water damage to the home. Pools of water is your water heating system’s way of saying it’s time to upgrade!
Think about the age of your water heating system – is it more than 10 years old? 15 years? Even if it isn’t exhibiting any signs of a breakdown or a leak, modern equipment is more efficient and can save you significantly on your water heating costs. Give us a call or contact us online to discuss a new water heating system for your home!