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Is It Time To Replace Your Water Heater?

- 3:50 pm - May 27th, 2022

When it comes to the water heater in your home, you can go months or years without giving it a second thought. So long as it’s working and you’re not waking up to an ice cold shower, you assume everything’s okay.

That is, until your water heater starts sending up some red flags that suggest it might not be running as it used to.

Here are a few examples of those red flags to keep an eye out for:

Puddles on the Floor

It's always a good idea to check the floor near the water heater for leaks. Leaking water can promote the growth of mold and mildew. It can also damage the controls on the heater, and cause the pilot light to go out on an oil-fired heater.

Rusty Water

Water heater manufacturers take steps to inhibit corrosion, but it can happen anyway. If the water comes out of the faucet or shower looking rusty, there’s a good chance the water heater’s tank is corroding. Rusty water will stain clothing and make it impossible to get yourself clean!

Rising Utility Bills

The efficiency of any piece of home comfort equipment can degrade over time. Replacing your water heater after 10 years will help you maintain energy efficiency. Upgrading your equipment will also help prevent the other problems mentioned above!

Have you noticed your water heater acting up lately? Contact E.T. Lawson and ask about a new and efficient water heater.

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