Just what is the life expectancy of a hot water heater? The average life expectancy of a tank water heater is about eight to 15 years. After 10 years, its operating efficiency dramatically reduces. So, as it enters double digits in age look for tell-tale signs that it may need to be replaced. Let’s avoid catastrophe…shall we!
Here are some signs to look for –
1. You start hearing strange noises…usually due to sediment build-up.
2. You notice that the water is becoming rust-colored.
3. Water builds up at the bottom of the tank.
4. The water it dispenses is cooler than usual.
If you live somewhere long enough you simply must eventually replace your faithful water heater. That is a job for the Albuquerque area water heater professionals at E M Plumbing. When that time comes, call Eric to come in and have a look so he can give you an estimate. Keep cool and stay hot! Call E M Plumbing at (505) 980-9334.