Ask the Expert

Gene Moore

Q: How can I tell when it’s time to replace my water heater?

A: The last thing you want to see is a flood in your home because your water heater started to leak. Here are five signs that it may be time to replace your water heater:

Old age: The life expectancy of a water heater ranges from 7 to 13 years.

Higher bills: Your water heater may no longer be doing its job efficiently.

Rusty water: This usually means that the inside of your water heater tank is corroding.

Water stains: White stains on your glassware are a common sign of hard (mineral-containing) water in your tank. Those minerals reduce efficiency and shorten the life span of your water heater.

Unusual noises: Growling or gurgling noises coming from your water storage tank are usually a sure sign of sediment buildup — a problem that eventually requires the replacement of your water heater.

If you want to replace your water heater, call us or contact us through our website. Right now you can save up to $400 on a propane tankless water heater.