How To Know When It’s Time for a New Water Heater

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water heaters Smithfield, ri Your water heater is often overlooked since it functions quietly in the background of your home, providing you with hot water for various activities such as bathing, cleaning, and cooking.

You should be paying attention to your water heater because if it fails, you may have to deal with cleanup, home repairs, and replacement which can cause a lot of hassle and expenses.

If you know when to replace your water heater, you’ll have time to research and plan the replacement. This way, you won’t have to rush through the stressful process in case of a sudden water heater failure.

Vaughn Oil is here for you with a selection of top-quality, high-efficiency water heaters! We provide expert water heater installation, maintenance, and repair services from our team of trained and skilled service technicians. Our affordable service plans help keep your water heater operating at peak performance and energy efficiency while helping to shield you from big repair bills.

Here are five signs that it’s time to contact us to upgrade to a new, high-efficiency water heater.

Your water heater is 10 years old or older

If your storage-type water heater is over 10 years old, it’s time to start planning to replace it as the average life expectancy for this type of water heater is between 10 to 12 years.

Are you unsure about the age of your water heater? Use the serial number on the manufacturer’s sticker to find out. The first letter in it corresponds to its month of production. The first two numbers are the year it was made. That means if the serial number on your water heater is H092738598, “H” is the eighth letter in the alphabet and corresponds to August, the eighth month of the year. The “14” stands for the year. That means that the water heater was manufactured in August of 2014. 

Higher energy costs

One-fifth of a household’s energy usage is dedicated to heating water. If you have noticed an unexplained increase in your energy bills, it could be attributed to an old, ineffective water heater. Upgrading to a new, efficient water heater can dramatically cut your energy costs!

Rusty water

If your faucet is producing rusty water when using hot water, it may be due to sediment buildup inside your water heater tank. This could indicate an impending tank failure. Please contact us immediately.

Weird noises

If you hear banging or rumbling while your water tank is heating up, there might be sediment build-up and solidification at the bottom of the tank. Regrettably, it implies that your water heater might not be repairable and needs to be replaced quickly before the tank fails.

Wet floor around the water heater

Small leaks in your water heater may not be easily visible but are indicated by a wet floor or small puddle around or under the water heater It’s important to contact us immediately to have it inspected.

Are you in need of a new water heater? Contact Vaughn Oil today and we’ll get to work for you!