Water heaters don’t run forever. Even one that’s regularly tuned up will only run around 8–12 years, normally. If yours is 10 years old, or older, it’s important to know the signs that it’s wearing out. Or else, you might not be able to use warm water for a few days while you wait for a new one.

Here are six common clues that your water heater is dying.

1. Your Water Heater is More Than 10 Years Old

Just because your water heater is aging doesn’t necessarily mean it’s needing to be replaced right now, but it does mean you’ll potentially have to replace it momentarily. Over time, sediment collects up in your hot water heater, making it more difficult for it to warm water. Eventually, the sediment will eat away at the tank and cause the heating parts to malfunction. Corrosion can also result in water leaks, which might damage your Albuquerque house.

By getting a new water heater, you’ll have access to the most energy-efficient options. If you select an ENERGY STAR® water heater, you could get added rebates and discounts. But the savings don’t stop there, because an ENERGY STAR style could save you up to $3,500 on water heating over its lifetime.

Changing from a regular tank water heater to a tankless water heater can save you even more. For families hat use less than 41 gallons of water per day 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 frequently work for around 20 years, which is about two times the life expectancy of a tank water heater.

2. Water Heater is Leaky

In some instances leaks are just the result of loose connections, incorrect pressure or a faulty valve. But they can also be a sign that your water heater tank has corroded or cracked. In any case you’ll need professional assistance from Tru Air Systems LLC to determine the problem.

3. Water is Discolored

If your usually clear water suddenly appears cloudy or rusty, your water heater might be at fault. Cloudy water is a symptom sediment has collected in the tank, while rusty water is a sign there’s rust in the tank or pipes. In either instance, Tru Air Systems LLC suggests having your water heater examined by a professional

4. There’s a Lack of Hot Water

As sediment increases in the tank and on heating elements, your hot water heater consumes more energy to create warm water. Because of this, it will require longer for it to warm water, and heated water won’t last as long. Both are a hint that your water heater needs to be replaced.

To stop sediment from building up in your tank, Tru Air Systems LLC suggests having one of our professionals flush it annually.

5. Water Heater is Making Unusual Noises

Just like cloudy water, popping and rumbling sounds are a clue that sediment has built up in your tank. Sediment makes it more difficult for the water heater to heat water, causing the unusual sounds. As time passes, the extra work on your water heater can create cracks and leaks.

6. You’re Constantly Needing Water Heater Repair

Over its lifetime, your water heater might require small repairs, such as valve replacement. But if you’re frequently calling Tru Air Systems LLC for help or a critical part has failed, it’s time for water heater installation.

It’s exhausting when your water heater is just about to stop working or has stopped working. But that’s not the case when you get in touch with Tru Air Systems LLC at 505-226-3525 for water heater installation in Albuquerque. From picking the right option for your home and budget to expertly installing it, we make the complete process uncomplicated. Call us to book your appointment right away!