Is Your Water Heater On The Outs? 4 Warning Signs
Your water heater works hard behind the scenes, pumping out hot water for your taps and appliances day after day, year after year. But there will come a day when your water heater stops working—or worse, fails to the tune of thousands of dollars in water damage to your basement.
The good news is that your water heater will usually present warning signs before it gives out altogether. Here are four things to watch for—especially if your water heater is nearing or has passed its 10th birthday (which is the average lifespan for a conventional, storage-type water heater).
- Higher bills—If your energy bills are getting higher even though fuel prices haven’t changed—or even dropped in price—your water heater could be to blame. Efficiency loss is one sign your water heater is on the way out—keep an eye on those bills to help you try to isolate if your water heater is to blame.
- Leaks or rusty water—A puddle under your tank or rusty water coming from it are often signs that your water heater is corroding on the inside, which is a common problem with steel water tanks, especially if they aren’t properly maintained. If you see leaks at your tank—especially if you have an older water heater—contact us ASAP as this could be a sign of imminent failure.
- Hard water signs—“Hard” water is water that contains a high concentration of minerals. Those minerals are most likely coming from your water supply, but they could also be coming from a lime build-up in your tank. If you begin to see new signs of hard water, such as white stains on your silverware and glassware from your dishwasher, contact us for water heater repair.
- Strange noises—Odd sounds coming from your storage tank usually indicate a build-up of sediment—a problem that could eventually wreck your water heater if it isn’t addressed. Aim to flush your tank at least once or twice a year—here’s how. If you haven’t been doing this at least once per year, contact us today for water heater maintenance.
Water Heater Installations In New Hampshire
If you’re experiencing these or any other problems, it could be time to replace your water heater altogether. Our equipment experts will help you choose a model that’s the right fit for your space, use, and budget, then install it quickly and correctly so you can get back to your hot showers and dry basement.
We offer storage-type and Rinnai tankless water heater models in a range of sizes – contact us today to learn more about what we have in stock right now!
When you know it’s time to upgrade your water heater, we’re here to help! Contact Pemi River Fuels today to learn more about high efficiency propane water heater installations in Grafton County, NH and surrounding areas!