Water heaters don’t work indefinitely. Even one that’s regularly serviced will only work around 8–12 years, on average. If yours is 10 years old, or older, it’s essential to be knowledgeable about the symptoms that it’s failing. Otherwise, you might not be able to use warm water for a few days while you wait to replace it.

Here are six common clues that your water heater is dying.

1. Your Water Heater is Older than 10 Years Old

Just because your water heater is dated doesn’t necessarily mean it’s wearing out, but it does mean you’ll potentially have to install a new one momentarily. As time passes, sediment collects up in your hot water heater, making it harder for it to heat water. Eventually, the sediment will eat away at the tank and cause the heating pieces to malfunction. Corrosion can also cause water leaks, which could damage your Oxford residence.

By installing a new water heater, you’ll get the most energy-efficient technology. If you go with an ENERGY STAR® water heater, you may get additional rebates and discounts. But the savings don’t quit there, because an ENERGY STAR water heater could save you up to $3,500 on water heating over its lifetime.

Switching from a standard tank water heater to a tankless water heater can save you an even bigger amount. For families hat consume less than 41 gallons of water per day a tankless water heater is usually 24–34% more efficient than a tank water heater, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. What’s even better is that tankless water heaters frequently last for around 20 years, which is about twice the lifetime of a tank water heater.

2. Water Heater is Losing Water

In some cases leaks are just the result of loose connections, incorrect pressure or a valve needing replacement. But they can also be a hint that your water heater tank has corroded or cracked. Regardless you’ll need pro help from Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc to figure out the problem.

3. Water is the Wrong Color

If your typically clear water suddenly looks cloudy or rusty, your water heater may be the problem. Cloudy water is a sign sediment has built up in the tank, while rusty water is a clue there’s rust in the tank or pipes. In either case, Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc suggests having your water heater inspected by a specialist

4. There’s Not Enough Hot Water

As sediment increases in the tank and on heating elements, your hot water heater works harder to produce heated water. Because of this, it will take longer for it to heat up water, and heated water won’t last as long. Both are a sign that your water heater needs to be replaced.

To prevent sediment from collectingin your tank, Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc advises having one of our professionals flush it annually.

5. Water Heater is Making Weird Noises

Just like cloudy water, popping and rumbling sounds are a sign that sediment has accumulated in your tank. Sediment makes it more strenuous for the water heater to heat water, causing the strange sounds. As time goes on, the stress on your water heater can result in cracks and leaks.

6. You’re Always Needing Water Heater Repair

Over its life, your water heater might have to have minor repairs, such as valve replacement. But if you’re frequently getting in touch with Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc for support or a critical part has stopped working, it’s time for water heater installation.

It’s exhausting when your water heater is on the brink of failing or has quit working. But that’s not the case when you contact Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc at 662-281-1231 for water heater installation in Oxford. From selecting the right solution for your family and budget to expertly putting it in, we make the whole process simple. Contact us to schedule your appointment right away!