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When To Replace Your Water Heater

Have you noticed that your home's hot water system is not working as well as it should? There is nothing worse than discovering those hot water showers you used to take aren't hot anymore. There could be several reasons for which the water heater is not working. Some problems could be solved with the help of an expert plumber while some problems become worse and it requires replacement.  

Read on to know what could be the reason for the failure of your water heater. 


Rust is the most common factor that causes the failure of the water heater. It often occurs due to a lack of maintenance. Rusting can be both internal and external. If your water heater is rusty from the inside, it might start leaking soon and you will probably need a new water heater. When your water heater starts rusting, the color of hot water changes, and it becomes brown-orange due to its corrosion within its iron structure. 

Another common issue is when your water heater is rusting from the bottom. To remove rust from the bottom of a tank, you have to drain out the water. But once the rusting starts bot from inside and outside there is no way out, it will start leaking and you have to replace your water heater and install a new one.  

An old unit: 

Everything in your home has a lifespan starting from the brick of the wall to the Fridge, Dishwasher, everything comes to an end.  The average durability of a water heater is 10-15 years if properly maintained. An old water heater can be less efficient and more prone to damage. An old water eater loses energy when not in use, which means it consumes more energy to give you hot water as you like. To keep your water heater safe you should maintain it properly if you don't know how to do it ask an expert plumber.  

You must have noticed a sudden rowt in your electricity bill the reason may be your old water heater. If your water heater is an old for more than a decade, then it may be predisposed to plumbing leaks and malfunctions.  which causes usual repairs and maintenance. 

As in such a situation, it might be better to get it replaced with the help of professional plumbing contractors.  


A leaking water heater is another warning sign which indicates repair or replacement. Often leaks can be fixed/repaired with the help of plumbers but if the problem persists, then there might be some serious issues, ignorance of such sins may cause heavy loss and may cause a problem in the future forever. water may come up trou the floor. Water leaks won't go away on its own, if not tackled then it will only get worse with time. Don't try to fix it on your own it may cause more damage,  consult Duckett Plumbing we will give the best service required.  

No more hot water: 

You probably can't imagine your day without taking to the water shower. It's awful when your water heater is no longer providing hot water. This is one of the common problems that frequently occur. The reason why you're running out of hot water can be many, some of them are; your water heater is too old-an average water eater as a lifespan of 10-15 years you cant expect more than that; your water heater is full of rust from inside, or your eating element might require a replacement.  in that situation consult Duckett plumbing. 

Choose the right water Heater: 

After deciding to give farewell to your old water heater, you must be very careful while choosing your next water eater and be careful while installation.  

The type of water heater you choose will not only affect your water heating cost but also give you a steady supply of hot water. Earlier water eater use to be large and consumes more energy. But now you have a variety of water eater to choose from according to your budget and convenience.  ere are two most commonly used water eater : 

Tankless water heater- tankless water heater allows you to have a constant supply of hot water. It is more popular nowadays. It supplies hot water always when you need it. A tankless water heater doesn't store hot water as it eats water when you demand it. Tankless water heaters are available in different sizes, be careful while selecting. If you're confused or don't know what to choose take advice from our professional plumbers they will suggest to you what is best for you and your family.  a tankless water heater is quite expensive but once you installed it will work up to 12-15 years or more. But it requires proper maintenance you have to flush the unit once a year to eliminate contaminated minerals. You can do it with the help of a plumber. 

2. conventional storage-tank water eater- it is the most commonly used water eater almost everyone Is familiar with.  this type of water eater old a fixed amount of water to be heater at a time. That means the capacity of the tank tat it can old at once. For example, if your tank is 30 gallons, then you have only 30 gallons of hot water. This type of water eater allows you to use hot water according to its capacity. The amount of water that it eats you can only use that, once you run out of it you have to wait for some time until the next tank to be heated. Maintainance of the tank is important and it should be continuous as the water is stored in the tank and the sediment must be removed to increase the lifespan of the water heater. The conventional storage water heater uses a variety of fuel, including natural as, propane, fuel oil, and electricity. The conventional water heater is the most affordable and they are quite easy to install. 


If you think your water heater needs to be repaired or to be replaced feel free to call or contact Duckett Plumbing online, we will provide the best heating services with our professional plumbers. We can assure you the problem that you are facing now will be solved as soon as we reach.