Water heaters don’t work for eternity. Even a well-maintained one will only work around 8–12 years, on average. If yours is 10 years old, or older, it’s essential to be knowledgeable about the symptoms that it’s dying. Or else, you might not be able to use warm water for several days while you wait to install a new one.

Here are six common hints that your water heater is going bad.

1. Your Water Heater is Past 10 Years Old

Just because your water heater is dated doesn’t necessarily mean it’s failing, but it does mean you’ll likely have to install a new one momentarily. As time passes, sediment accumulates up in your hot water heater, making it more complicated for it to warm water. In the end, the sediment will erode the tank and cause the heating pieces to malfunction. Corrosion can also result in water leaks, which could damage your Hasbrouck Heights home.

By getting a new water heater, you’ll have access to the most energy-efficient features. If you go with an ENERGY STAR® water heater, you could receive extra rebates and discounts. But the savings don’t end there, because an ENERGY STAR model could save you up to $3,500 on utilities over its lifetime.

Switching from a regular tank water heater to a tankless water heater can save you an even greater amount. For families hat need less than 41 gallons of water per day a tankless water heater is often 24–34% more efficient than a tank water heater, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. What’s even better is that tankless water heaters frequently run for around 20 years, which is about twice the life expectancy of a tank water heater.

2. Water Heater is Losing Water

Sometimes leaks are just the result of loose connections, inaccurate pressure or a valve needing replacement. But they can also be a clue that your water heater tank has corroded or cracked. Regardless you’ll need pro assistance from ACE Solutions to determine the problem.

3. Water is Cloudy or Rusty

If your typically clear water suddenly looks cloudy or rusty, your water heater might be the problem. Cloudy water is a sign sediment has built up in the tank, while rusty water is a sign there’s rust in the tank or pipes. In either case, ACE Solutions advises having your water heater inspected by a pro

4. There’s a Lack of Hot Water

As sediment builds up in the tank and on heating elements, your hot water heater needs more energy to produce heated water. As a result, it will need longer for it to warm water, and warm water will run out much more quickly. Both are a clue that your water heater needs to be replaced.

To prevent sediment from building up in your tank, ACE Solutions advises having one of our pros flush it every year.

5. Water Heater is Making Weird Noises

Just like cloudy water, popping and rumbling sounds are a clue that sediment has accumulated in your tank. Sediment makes it more difficult for the water heater to heat water, causing the weird sounds. Over time, the extra work on your water heater can create cracks and leaks.

6. You’re Frequently Having to Have Water Heater Repair

Over its life span, your water heater may require little repairs, including valve replacement. But if you’re frequently contacting ACE Solutions for help or a big part has stopped working, you should schedule water heater installation.

It’s stressful when your water heater is just about to stop working or has quit working. But that’s not the case when you contact ACE Solutions at 201-579-2562 for water heater installation in Hasbrouck Heights. From choosing the right solution for your needs and budget to expertly putting it in, we make the whole process easy. Call us to request your appointment today!