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5 Smart Reasons To Install A New Hot Water Tank

Like all appliances, your hot water tank is not designed to last forever. It is eventually going to give out on you. The question is how you know that you need to change out your hot water tank. Here are five smart signs and reasons that it is time to change out your old hot water tank with a new one.

1. Your Hot Water Tank Is Getting Old

If your hot water tank is more than a decade old, you need to start thinking about replacing it. With the right care, you may be able to get some extra years out of your water heater. However, you should start saving for a new water heater when your heater hits its decade birthday. Your old water heater is at a greater risk of going out than a newer water heater.

2. Your Hot Water Tank is Leaking

Your water heater should not be leaking water. If your water heater constantly has a little pool of water around it and repairs don't seem to hold, it is time to replace your water heater. Your water heater is designed to hold hot water, and if it can't do that, it isn't doing its job.

3. Your Hot Water Tank is Corroded

If your hot water tank is starting to develop corrosion, it is time to start thinking about a new unit. It is hard to stop corrosion once it starts. You may be able to remove some of the corrosion, but rust is known to spread, and when your water heater starts to get rusty, the metal will be compromised and your tank will start to rust away.

4. Your Hot Water Tank Isn't Efficient

Your hot water heater should be able to provide you with hot water. If you are not getting the right amount of hot water from your tank, it is time to replace the hot water heater. Or if the hot water that comes out of your faucet has turned into warm water, then it is time to upgrade your water heater. Your water heater should be capable of producing scalding hot water.

5. Your Hot Water Tank Can't Keep Up

Your hot water heater should be able to keep up with your hot water needs. If your hot water heater is not capable of producing the amount of hot water that you need, you may need to get a larger hot water tank or switch to an on-demand water heater that can provide you with a continuous supply of hot water.

Hot water tanks, like all appliances, can eventually get outdated. If your hot water tank is getting old, is leaking and developing rust, and just can't keep up anymore, it is time to contact a plumber and have them install a new, more efficient hot water heater in your home.

For more information or help with hot water tank installation, contact a company like Brown's Plumbing, Pumps & Spas.