Water heaters in Lubbock, Texas, last for about 10 years, sometimes longer. They also show clear signs of impending demise before they call it a day. Listed below are some common symptoms of a unit that’s nearing replacement. We’ve also included a few reasons to consider a tankless water heater installation:
Is Your Hot Water Turning Cold?
You might have hot water when you start your shower, but then it disappears. You have lukewarm water, or water that’s downright cold. This is usually caused by sediment in the tank that impedes the connection between the water and the heating element.
Is Water Puddling Around the Base of the Unit?
Water leaks typically occur when the hot metal tank expands. The expansion creates small cracks, and water seeps out through the openings. Schedule tank replacement as soon as possible and drain the tank to avoid water damage in your home.
Does Your Hot Water Look Discolored?
Water discolorations are caused by corrosion or rust inside of the tank. Hot water tanks with discolored water are ripe for leaks. If the unit is also nearing 10 years of age, your best bet is a new water heater installation.
Is the Unit Making Loud Noises?
As heating tanks age, sediment buildup can cause odd noises. You might hear rumbling, crackling or banging. The unit might sound like it’s making popcorn. The more sediment there is in the tank, the higher the risk for leaks.
Reasons to Consider a Tankless Water Heater Installation
Tankless units are an energy-efficient alternative to traditional metal tanks. These units provide hot water on demand that never runs out. No energy is wasted keeping a full tank of water hot. Tankless units can last up to 20 years. They never develop leaks, and they consume only half as much energy as traditional water tanks.
To learn more about tankless water heating, visit Bruce Thronton Air Conditioning. Call us at (806) 589-1014 to explore your options for a new water heating installation.