How to tell when you need a new water heater.

Even the most well built water heater will one day reach the end of its natural service life. If you live in an area like Idaho Falls, this can be a serious problem – especially in winter. This is definitely not the season to suffer a serious plumbing issue. Luckily, there are plenty of signs that will give you a good idea of when it’s time to replace an aging water heater.

Ten Years Is a Good Long Life for a Tank Heater

If you rely on a tank heater to keep your Idaho Falls home nice and snug in the winter, it’s a good idea to look into just how long that heater has been there. Ten years is generally a respectable service life for a tank heater. You may not be able to recall exactly when you first purchased your heater. Of course, the heater may already have been installed in your home when you first began living in it.

If you don’t know how old your tank heater actually is, you can find out by checking the serial number label on the unit. This serial number will contain the month and date in which the unit was produced. In some tank heaters, this info may be part of a special alphanumeric code. You can log on to the website of the manufacturer in order to learn how to interpret the code and thus find out the true age of the unit.

The Quality and Quantity of Your Hot Water May Be Compromised

A good indication that your tank heater is giving out comes when the quality or quantity of your hot water is compromised. Your water may be taking longer to heat up or may be coming out much cooler than normal. It may run out faster than ever before, leaving you shivering in the shower halfway through your normal bathing experience. If this is becoming a prevalent issue, it’s time to make a change.

Rusty Water? Or Simply Too Much Water?

You may also be dealing with an excess of rust in your water. In the worst case scenario, your tank heater may be leaking water all over the place. If either scenario is currently the case in your home, you are dealing with a tank heater that is ripe for replacement. Instead of trying to fix these and other plumbing issues yourself, it’s a good idea to call in a professional that can address the problem and find the solution in a quick and efficient manner.

When It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater, Contact Us

If you are sure it’s time to replace your tank heater, let us know. We are the foremost supplier of tank replacement and other plumbing services in the Idaho Falls area. Let us know what the problem is and we will gladly bring our years of experience and first class customer quality to work for you. First Call Jewel is here for you in your hour of greatest need.