Your water heater is built to last a fairly long time. However, no matter how well water heaters are cared for, time and use will cause them to fail at some point. Your water heater will have to be replaced at that time. It is helpful to know when it is failing so you can identify the process in the beginning to avoid being surprised. This allows you to make a change and not be caught off guard and be stuck without an operating water heater for potentially many days. Below are a few signals a new water heater installation is necessary.
Water Heater Age
The majority of water heaters are constructed to last from 10 and 15 years with proper care in Middleton WI. For budgeting and preparation purposes, it’s a good idea to plan on replacing water heaters within the five year window between ten and fifteen years. If your water heater is in the ten to fifteen year range, consider keeping an eye for signs that your water heater is starting to fail.
Watch For An Efficiency Drop In Your Water Heater
The components making up your water heater get a lot of use in normal conditions. In Dane County, because of hard water, the parts in your water heater are subjected to even tougher use. The result is a drop in the efficiency of component parts. The drop in efficiency lessens the output of water heaters in Middleton WI, so they may not be able to keep up with hot water demand as well as in the past. If your water heater is not keeping up, it is probably time to install a new water heater.
Rise In Water Heater Repairs
Normally, your water heater will not need a repair more than once every year or two. Older systems will start showing a series of repairs, kind of a domino effect where the wear and tear on parts has them failing on a regular basis. In a sense, you start re-building your water heater a piece at a time. Not a good place to be. Water heaters needing repair every few months are probably on their way out and will be expensive to keep running properly. This is likely a good time to replace your water heater.
If you have any questions about your Middleton WI water heater, call or email the water heater pros at Sauk Plains Plumbing and Pump and we’ll be happy to assist you. In addition to serving Middleton WI, we serve Waunakee, Cross Plains, Black Earth, Mount Horeb and western Dane County,
We are ready to help with water heater service and installations in Middleton WI.