5 Water Heater Warning Signs

Written on: January 17, 2022

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water heater installation oklahomaIf your water heater is failing, procrastination is a bad idea.

You risk an expensive clean-up as well as having to replace your water heater fast. You’ll be able to pick the best water heater for your home if you start planning now.

Here are five signs that it’s time to upgrade to a new water heater. Pitmon is here to help, with expert installation and service of storage and tankless water heaters. We can also help you secure rebates on qualifying Rinnai water heaters.

An older water heater

The average lifespan of a storage-type water heater is 10 to 12 years. If your water heater is more than 10 years old, it’s time to replace it. If you’re unsure how old your water heater is, this video shows how to determine that.

Rusty water

If your faucet produces rusty water when you use hot water, it’s likely coming from the water heater tank. That might be a sign of a leak or a water heater failure in the near future. Immediately contact us so we may examine the situation and get started on replacement.

Wet floor around the water heater

Leaks in your water heater aren’t always immediately visible. Even small leaks can create a tiny puddle or damp floor around your water heater over time. If the floor surrounding your water heater is damp, or you see puddles, contact us right away to have it checked out.

Unusual noises

When the water in your water heater tank is heated, any odd noises produced by your water heater are most likely caused by build-up and solidification of sediment in the bottom of your tank. Your water heater may be beyond repair and need to be replaced.

Rising energy costs

Water heating uses approximately 20% of the energy consumed in a home. It’s possible that any unexplained or unanticipated surge in your energy bills is due to an inefficient, failing water heater. Install a tankless water heater and you may save as much as 33% on water heating costs!

Contact Pitmon to upgrade to a high-efficiency propane water heater!