Without a water heater, you are stuck. Just like any other appliance, your water heater isn’t going to last forever. You don’t want to ignore signs that it is in need of maintenance, repair or replacement and then find yourself without hot water; or even worse, a flood. The problem is, many homeowners don’t know what these signs are. Agape Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing is here to talk about some of the signs that indicate a problem with your water heater so you aren’t left in the cold.
No Hot Water in House or Apartment
If you are having a hard time getting enough water to take a hot shower, it’s frustrating. No one wants to be bathing or showering in anything less that hot water. Your water heater should easily generate enough hot water for multiple showers to be taken before you are showering in the cold depending on the size of your tank. When you notice that you are getting significantly less hot water out of your water heater, then this could be a sign that there is a problem or it is time to replace it with a newer, more efficient model.
Water Heater Making Vibrating Noise, Loud Pop & Other Loud Sounds
All appliances make a certain amount of noise. The problem comes from hearing unusual noises or louder than normal noises than you are used to hearing. If there is any mineral buildup in your water heater, it will make a low grumbling or popping noise as it heats up. These mineral deposits aren’t good for the water heater and can pose problems. They are usually a sign of aging.
Water Heater Leaking from Top or Bottom
There shouldn’t be any water near or around your water heater. If there is any water at all, this means you have a problem somewhere. Water can start to leak from the pipes that are feeding into the water heater as well as around the bottom when there is a larger problem. Water usually means that your water heater has met the end of its road and needs to be replaced.
Discolored Hot Water
Have you ever turned on your water to find that it is discolored and muddy looking? This comes when there is a large amount of mineral deposit in your water heater. Sometimes as your water heaters gets old, it can start to rust in areas as well. This will leave your water looking orange or muddy.
Water Heater Repair, Inspection & More in Bedford Hills, Manhattan, Flushing, Queens, Brooklyn & The Bronx, New York
You can count on the average hot water heater to last about 10-15 years. If your water heater is over 10 years old, and any of these signs listed above are present at all, you may be in need of a new water heater. If there is any question as to how well your water heater is performing or whether or not it is in need of replacement, you can count on the experts at Agape Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing to help. Call us today!