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Signs It’s Time for a Water Heater Upgrade


There are some scenarios, especially in the summertime, where taking a voluntary cold shower is a welcomed experience. But being surprised by icy water hitting you when you were expecting a lukewarm shower is a whole different story. If this is a reality for you, then it might be a sign that there’s a problem with your water heater. In the best case, it may just need a small repair, but sometimes it can mean you need a complete water heater replacement.

In addition to a complete lack of hot water, there are a number of other signs you can watch for that indicate your water heater is failing and is ready to be upgraded. When you start noticing something is off with your water heater, be on alert for these signs, and if you notice any of them, give our team a call right away!

Your Water Heater Is Simply Old

Age matters when it comes to the home comfort systems in your living space! If your water heater is between 15-20 years old, it’s going to be ready for a replacement sooner rather than later. Newer water heaters will always perform more efficiently and effectively when compared to a system from the early 2000s!

There Is a Leak Coming from Your Water heater

Leaks don’t always spell the end of your water heater. However, a leak coming from the tank of your water heater is serious and shouldn’t be neglected. The only time you should ever see water coming from the tank is the pressure relief valve. Otherwise, it may be a sign that your water heater has given way to corrosion and is beyond repair.

Speaking of Corrosion…

Your tanked water heater has a component inside of it called an anode rod–often referred to as the sacrificial anode rod, it’s in place to absorb rust and corrosion. This rod needs to be replaced every now and then, and will be checked during professional maintenance.

But, it won’t be able to absorb rust forever. Eventually, an aging water heater may lose it’s lining and start to corrode from the inside out. Once this happens, you need a new water heater to continue getting safe and healthy hot water.

We Can Help You with Your Water Heater Needs!

Every homeowner deserves a reliable source of hot water in their home for the sake of sanitation and comfort. If your water heater is ready to retire, you need a team who can help take care of things in a timely and effective manner. That’s where our team comes in!

Ask us about tankless systems. Tanked water heaters are what most homeowners are used to seeing, but they’re not the only option out there, even if it is what you’ve always used. More and more homeowners are going tankless because it’s more efficient for their needs, saving them on water bills and on electric bills.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team to learn more!

For professional water heater replacement in Rio Rancho, NM, contact Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing.

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