When you think of your plumbing system and water supply, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?
Many would say the hot water heater. This residential plumbing powerhouse is the 2nd highest energy consuming appliance in the home, and accounts for nearly 25% of your energy bill, per the DOE.
Age is one of the most important factors in determining the efficiency and performance capabilities of your water heater. In addition, the design and location of the unit plays a big part.
Conventional water heaters are estimated to last roughly 12 years. For hybrid and tank-less models, you can expect up to 20 years of performance, maybe even more.
From laundry to bathing, washing dishes and cleaning, hot water is a staple in your daily life, and it’s often taken for granted—until something goes wrong. Any disruption in hot water delivery hits hard.
What you don’t know is that issues in your water heater develop over time, starting in the form of normal sediment and building up, but eventually resulting in tank corrosion and damage. This can have a serious impact on the quality and volume of water available to your home.
So, what should you look out for to know if your water heater is nearing the end? Here are some telltale signs of water heater failure… Read more