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When Should I Replace My Water Heater?

Water heaters are built to last quite a long time, especially if they receive the care and maintenance they require. No matter how well you take care of your water heater, though, there will come a time when you have to replace it. It’s important that you be able to recognize the signs that your water heater is nearing the end of its life. You don’t want to be surprised by a sudden breakdown, after all. Let’s take a look at the signs that your water heater needs to be replaced.

Dropping Efficiency

If you put a water heater under enough demand for a long enough period of time, you can exhaust it. This isn’t the same thing as the loss of output that wear and tear inflicts, though. Older water heaters are so worn down that they just can’t generate enough hot water to deal with demand anymore. If your water heater isn’t generating enough hot water anymore, it may be time to replace it.

Rising Repair Issues

A water heater shouldn’t need repairs more than a handful of times in its lifetime, but most of those repairs are probably going to be concentrated towards the end of its life. If you have to repair your water heater every couple of months, you definitely should talk to a professional about replacing it.


Water heaters are manufactured to last between 10 and 15 years. Past that point, they start to develop issues like those listed above. It becomes far more cost-effective to replace a water heater, at that point, than to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars to keep it running.

If you need to install a new water heater in your home, call Rentmeister Total Home Service. We offer a full range of water heater installation services throughout Syracuse, UT.

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