Water heaters don’t work indefinitely. Even one that’s regularly serviced will only work around 8–12 years, normally. If yours is 10 years old, or older, it’s critical to know the clues that it’s dying. Or else, you might not have warm water for a couple days while you wait to replace it.

Here are six common clues that your water heater is dying.

1. Your Water Heater is Older than 10 Years Old

Just because your water heater is aging doesn’t necessarily mean it’s wearing out, but it does mean you’ll likely have to get a new one shortly. As time passes, sediment collects up in your hot water heater, making it more difficult for it to heat water. Eventually, the sediment will corrode the tank and cause the heating parts to stop working. Corrosion can also lead to water leaks, which could damage your Hasbrouck Heights residence.

By installing a new water heater, you’ll have access to the most energy-efficient options. If you select an ENERGY STAR® water heater, you might be eligible for additional rebates and discounts. But the savings don’t stop there, because an ENERGY STAR water heater could save you up to $3,500 on utilities over its lifetime.

Going from a traditional tank water heater to a tankless water heater can save you even more. For households hat consume less than 41 gallons of water daily a tankless water heater is typically 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 work for around 20 years, which is about two times the life expectancy of a tank water heater.

2. Water Heater is Leaky

Sometimes leaks are just the result of loose connections, incorrect pressure or a broken valve. But they can also be a sign that your water heater tank has corroded or cracked. In any case you’ll need professional assistance from ACE Solutions to determine the problem.

3. Water is the Wrong Color

If your normally clear water suddenly looks cloudy or rusty, your water heater could be at fault. Cloudy water is a symptom sediment has built up in the tank, while rusty water is a hint there’s rust in the tank or pipes. In either case, ACE Solutions advises having your water heater examined by a professional

4. There’s Inadequate Hot Water

As sediment accumulates in the tank and on heating elements, your hot water heater needs more energy to create heated water. Due to this, it will take longer for it to produce hot water, and warm water won’t last as long. Both are a hint that your water heater is failing.

To stop sediment from collectingin your tank, ACE Solutions recommends having one of our specialists flush it annually.

5. Water Heater is Making Weird Noises

Similar to cloudy water, popping and rumbling sounds are a hint that sediment has grown in your tank. Sediment makes it more difficult for the water heater to heat water, causing the strange 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 could have to have small repairs, like valve replacement. But if you’re frequently contacting ACE Solutions for assistance or a big part has stopped working, you should schedule water heater installation.

It’s draining when your water heater is on the brink of failing or has stopped working. But that’s not the case when you get in touch with ACE Solutions at 201-579-2562 for water heater installation in Hasbrouck Heights. From choosing the right style for your family and budget to expertly putting it in, we make the entire process uncomplicated. Give us a call to request your appointment now!