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3 Signs Your Water Heater Needs Replacing

tank-water-heaterHey, folks! Your friendly neighborhood comfort bear here. From now on, I’ll be taking over as the primary source of blog information for Climate Control on this site. It may seem like a weird choice to have a bear blogging about climate control, but I can assure you that I’m very well qualified. If there’s one thing bears care about, after all, it’s staying comfortable in our environment.

Today, we’re going to be discussing ways that you can tell that your water heater needs replacing. I don’t mind taking ice cold showers, but I’m told that it’s a bit less refreshing for people without fur. So, let’s get right to it!

Trouble Providing Hot Water

Putting enough demand on your water heater will eventually exhaust its heating ability until it has time to recover. If you’ve ever taken an especially long shower, or had multiple people putting demand on the system at the same time, then you already know this. There’s a difference between that and the system consistently failing to provide you with enough hot water, though. If your water heater is having trouble providing enough to even meet basic needs, then you might need to install a new system soon.

Breaking Down Frequently

Water heaters break down every once in a while, just like any other home system. If your water heater is breaking down multiple times a year, though, then you should make sure that you talk to a professional about having a new one installed as soon as possible. Water heaters that break down that often are nearing the end of their lifespan, as the wear and tear on the various parts of the system cause them to start to fail in groups. This will only get worse the longer you continue using the system, so it’s better to install a new one now than to continue paying more than you need to in order to keep the current one running.

Old Age

If you take good care of your water heater, you can expect it to last around 10-15 years before it develops too many problems to remain cost-efficient. The older the water heater gets, the more chronic issues it will accumulate and the more trouble it’s going to be to keep the system up and running. If your water heater is older than 15 years, you should definitely contact a professional to discuss having a new one installed. You will almost certainly benefit more in the long run from installing a new system than keeping your current one.

Well, that’s all the time I have for this week. Be sure to check out this spot next week for more tips from the best HVAC bear in Kansas City! See you then!

Climate Control Heating & Cooling offers comprehensive Kansas City water heater repair and replacement services. If you need a new water heater installed in your home, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional technicians.

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