How Long Should a Hot Water System Last?
Most appliances and equipment in and around our home have an expected lifespan before needing to be replaced. Many homeowners get frustrated that an appliance was correctly working one day, but no longer the next. Your hot water system is no different. While we assume our hot water system will last forever, there will come a time it needs to be replaced.
While many hot water system issues may simply need repairing, there are other warning signs which indicate it may be time to consider a replacement. The expected life of your hot water system is determined by many factors. The make, the model, maintenance performed, how often it’s used and your surroundings can all effect the wear and tear. Generally, if your hot water system is more than 10 years old and is no longer working as it should, it may be time to have it replaced.
Read on to learn three signs that your hot water system may soon need replacing including:
- You have inconsistent hot water
- Your hot water system is unusually noisy
- Your hot water system is leaking
You have inconsistent hot water
For many homeowners, inconsistent hot water is what makes them suspect they have an issue. Inconsistent hot water can include turning on your hot water tap and it takes longer than usual for hot water to flow, your hot water not staying hot or your hot water only being lukewarm. All these issues may fixable or it may indicate your hot water systems lifespan is coming to an end.
Your hot water system is unusually noisy
If you notice louder than normal noises coming from your hot water system, it can mean there is an issue. An unusually noisy hot water system can mean the unit is working extra hard to deliver hot water. The less efficient your hot water system, the more it will cost you to operate.
Your hot water system is leaking
While it is normal to have a small amount of water dripping from a hot water system, consistent leaking water or water pooling near your unit is a sign of damage. A leaking hot water unit means you are losing the water that should be arriving to the taps inside your home. Not only is this wasting precious water, but will be increasing your water usage therefore your water bill.
Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are the ‘trusted name in the plumbing industry’ for hot water system repairs and replacements
If you have an issue with your hot water system, the task of inspecting and assessing the damage should only be done by a professional like our team at Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas. Our Mainline plumbing team of plumbers have the knowledge and experience in all areas of plumbing and pride themselves on provide fast, effective and honest workmanship.
For a FREE quote on your plumbing needs, call the team on 9791 1608 in Bunbury. We are available 24/7 in plumbing emergencies.