Even the best water heater won’t last forever. While modern systems should provide several years of reliable service, they eventually need to be replaced. Water heater replacement is a big job – especially if you are replacing a gas or power vented model – and it is best left to the professionals. At DayNight Services, we offer professional water heater replacement services in Milwaukee and the surrounding communities. Whether your water heater has broken down for the last time or you are just thinking about upgrading to a newer, more efficient model, we have you covered!
When to Replace a Water Heater
The average water heater lasts about 8 – 12 years before needing to be replaced. With excellent maintenance, you may be able to keep yours up and running for significantly longer. Since water heater maintenance is commonly ignored, though, most systems fail within that timeframe. If your water heater is more than 10 years old, you may want to think about replacing it, even if you aren’t currently having any problems. In addition to avoiding future headaches, upgrading to a newer model could lead to significant energy savings.
If your water heater is making rumbling sounds, this may also indicate that you are due for a replacement. As water heaters age, sediment builds up in the bottom of the tank. Constant heating and reheating causes the sediment to harden. The hardened sediment inside the tank decreases efficiency and forces the heater to work harder. The extra wear and tear takes a toll and can cause the water heater to fail.