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When to Replace Your Water Heater

Water heaters are sturdy, but they’re also put under an incredible amount of stress during their lifetimes. In fact, the water heater tends to be put under more stress than any other system in the average home. You may use your heater or air conditioner for a few months out of the year, but you probably use your water heater multiple times a day all year round. Sooner or later, the wear and tear kills the system. Read on for signs that that your system is about to break down so that you can have a new water heater installed in time.


With few exceptions, systems tend to get less and less efficient as they get older. The wear and tear on the system mounts, causing various parts to become less efficient and starting a slow decline in the system. If your water heater doesn’t seem to be able to keep up with demand anymore, even if it’s moderate demand that hasn’t changed in a while, then it may be that the water heater is too worn out and needs to be replaced.

Repair Issues

Older water heaters are going to be much more prone to repair issues than newer ones. The wear and tear mentioned above will eventually become simply too much for the various parts of the system to handle. So they will start breaking down in groups. You can tell a lot about the health of your water heater by how many times you need to have it repaired. If it’s only once every handful of years, you’re probably all right. If you need to repair your water heater every few months, on the other hand, you definitely need to replace the system.

The Sunny Plumber installs and replaces water heater systems throughout Tucson, AZ. Call today for an appointment with one of our professional water heater technicians. 

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