How to tell it’s time to replace the hot water tank

Troubleshooting your water heater will only take you so far. If your hot water tank has reached the 10-year mark, it is probably time to replace it. However, age is just one factor when considering a hot water replacement. You also want to be on the lookout for other signs.

Always Plumbing and Heating Ltd. in Edmonton provides hot water heater repair and installation services.  Here they share some of the key indicators, on top of age, that you need a hot water tank replacement.

Sprung a leak?

A leak in your hot water heater is one of the most common signs that it needs a replacement. Leaks can show up for several reasons. One is age. The heat from the water will cause a tank to expand and contract as time goes on. This will make your machine more likely to dent, crack, or spring a leak. Sediment build-up within the tank can also cause corrosion and lead to leaks as well.

Always Plumbing and Heating Ltd. can visit your home to determine the cause of a leak and see if a replacement tank is needed. They also offer tankless water heaters, so you won’t have to worry about a tank wearing out and flooding the utility room!

Where’s the hot water?

You’ve been thinking about that nice hot shower at the end of a long day. But, when you finally get to it, the water’s temperature is lukewarm. There are many reasons why your hot water heater isn’t heating your water properly. A leak will cause this. A failing gas valve or a malfunctioning thermostat might also be the culprit. If you’re using a lot more water at home, you could also need to increase the size of your hot water tank.

Always Plumbing and Heating Ltd. has options that best suit your home and your family’s needs. They also offer water heater rentals! Equipment rentals through Always Advantage Leasing offer a hassle-free option for those who don’t want to make upfront payments for a new hot water heater. In addition, you don’t have to worry about maintenance costs or service calls, as that is taken care of for you.

What’s that smell?

An aging hot water heater will rust over time. This will change the colour of your water. It can also give your water a nasty smell and/or a strange taste. Steer clear of water that isn’t safe to consume! This water also won’t be healthy for your home’s plumbing system. On top of this, a tank with rust on the inside can also lead to a big leak. You want to report water discolouration and smell to your plumber as soon as possible. Furthermore, while a repair can sometimes take care of the problem, if your hot water tank is in constant need of service, it may just be time for a replacement.

Always Plumbing and Heating Ltd. has covered you with an upgraded hot water heater that will save you money in the long run.

Seeing energy bill increases?

Older hot water tanks are nowhere near as energy efficient as newer models. Monitor your energy bill and consumption each month. Over time, if you’re seeing steep increases that don’t add up to your energy usage, it’s time to upgrade!

Contact Always Plumbing and Heating Ltd. to discuss their state-of-the-art, energy-efficient, warrantied hot water heater equipment installed by their superstar service team.



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