Your Harahan, LA water heater is one of the most important appliances for keeping you comfortable in your Harahan, LA, home. It’s no fun going without hot water or dealing with a water leak, so it’s important to keep an eye on its health to ensure it’s working properly. Check out these three signs your water heater is failing.
No appliance lasts forever. Most conventional tank water heaters last about 8 to 12 years, and tankless water heaters can last up to 20 years. If your water heater is getting up there in age, it could be developing problems that will ultimately lead to failure. You should bring a professional in to assess your water heater and maintain or repair it, which may give you some additional time before you have to replace it completely.
As your water heater ages, it will need more repairs to keep it running smoothly and safely. Over time, these small repairs could accumulate and cost more than a new water heater. If you notice you’ve needed many small repairs on your water heater, it may be time to consider updating the model and saving yourself some money in the long run.
No Hot Water
One of the most obvious signs of a failing water heater is insufficient hot water or no hot water. Most home water heater tanks hold 40 or 50 gallons, which is enough to provide hot water for a few back-to-back showers. If you notice that the water gets cold sooner or you have to wait for the water to heat back up, it could indicate that your tank has sediment and minerals that reduce its capacity.
If you notice any of these signs of a failing Harahan, LA water heater, it’s time to call in the pros. At Bryans United Air Conditioning, our experienced technicians can help you with water heater maintenance or water heater installation, so call us today at 504-208-2071 to get started!
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