5 Signs Your Water Heater is Going Out

Mar 14 2017

Is your water heater decades old? Do you have weird rattling sounds been coming from your water heater? Does your water go from blazing hot to freezing cold mid-shower? These are all signs that it may be time for a new water heater. Your home’s water heater is the most important and costly component in the plumbing system. With winter approaching it is important to make sure your water heater is running properly and efficiently to keep your family warm all winter. These are the most common signs your water heater is going out and needs to be replaced.

1. Rumbling and Noises
Loud rumbling, pops, or crackling could be your heating components failing. Once you begin to hear sounds you should have your heating elements inspected, they may be going bad.
2. Leaking Water
This is the most obvious indicator that your water heater needs to be replaced. This range range from a small puddle of water to a full-blown leak. When it comes heater failing, this is the worst sign because if not located near a drain it can flood the room it is in, typically this is the basement.
3. Age of Your Heater
Depending on how long you have had your water heater may indicate if it needs to be replaced. A water heater can go out anywhere between 6-12 years, most plumbers say the 10-year mark is when they fail.
4. Hot Water is Inconsistent
If your water varies between hot and cold throughout your shower this is a good sign your water heater is failing. If there is no hot water coming out make sure you check the pilot light before thinking your water heater is failing.
5. Rusty Water
If there is rusty water coming out of the water heater on the hot side piping in your home, this is a sign your water heater could be rusting on the inside. Once the inside rusts away it can cause the water heater to leak.

Unfortunately over time water heaters do wear out. Superior offers Denver water heating installation for homes and businesses throughout the area. Learn how our energy-efficient water heating systems can reduce your home’s energy costs! Call us to set up an appointment for a free estimate and consultation (303) 800-2410.