Water heaters don’t work for eternity. Even one that’s regularly tuned up will only last around 8–12 years, generally. If yours is 10 years old, or older, it’s important to be aware of the signs that it’s wearing out. Or else, you might not be able to use heated water for several days while you wait to replace it.

Here are six common clues that your water heater is wearing out.

1. Your Water Heater is Older than 10 Years Old

Just because your water heater is older doesn’t necessarily mean it’s wearing out, but it does mean you’ll possibly have to replace it soon. As the years go by, sediment builds up in your hot water heater, making it more complicated for it to add warmth to water. Ultimately, the sediment will corrode the tank and cause the heating components to malfunction. Corrosion can also result in water leaks, which could damage your Yukon home.

By getting a new water heater, you’ll get the most energy-efficient technology. If you go with an ENERGY STAR® water heater, you may get extra rebates and discounts. But the savings don’t quit there, as an ENERGY STAR water heater could save you up to $3,500 on energy over its lifetime.

Going from a regular tank water heater to a tankless water heater can save you even more. For households hat use 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 typically work for around 20 years, which is about double the lifetime of a tank water heater.

2. Water Heater is Losing Water

In some instances leaks are just the outcome of loose connections, wrong pressure or a broken valve. But they can also be a clue that your water heater tank has corroded or cracked. In any case you’ll need skilled help from Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning to figure out the problem.

3. Water is Cloudy or Rusty

If your typically clear water unexpectedly becomes cloudy or rusty, your water heater may be the problem. Cloudy water is a symptom sediment has accumulated in the tank, while rusty water is a sign there’s rust in the tank or pipes. In either case, Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning recommends having your water heater inspected by a specialist

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 make warm water. Because of this, it will need longer for it to warm water, and warm water won’t last as long. Both are a sign that your water heater is failing.

To stop sediment from collectingin your tank, Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning advises having one of our specialists flush it annually.

5. Water Heater is Making Strange Noises

Like cloudy water, popping and rumbling sounds are a sign that sediment has grown in your tank. Sediment makes it more difficult for the water heater to heat water, resulting in the weird sounds. Over time, the strain on your water heater can lead to cracks and leaks.

6. You’re Always Needing Water Heater Repair

Over its lifetime, your water heater may have to have minor repairs, such as valve replacement. But if you’re constantly calling Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning for assistance or a big part has failed, it’s time for water heater installation.

It’s draining when your water heater is just about to fail or has stopped working. But that’s not the case when you contact Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning at 405-494-7444 for water heater installation in Yukon. From choosing the right style for your home and budget to expertly putting it in, we make the entire process uncomplicated. Call us to book your appointment today!