When the temperatures outside skyrocket, a cold shower can be pretty appealing. But that is when you choose to enjoy that cold shower. It is less appealing when you are trying to enjoy a warm shower and the water turns icy cold without warning.
This is an unpleasant situation for two reasons. The first reason is, of course, that you are suddenly getting an unwelcome cold shower. The second reason is that this incident is a sign that your water heater is in trouble.
The question you may be dealing with now is whether or not you need to upgrade your water heater in Bullhead City, AZ.
Do I Need a New Water Heater?
When something goes wrong with your water heater it doesn’t always not the entire system has completely broken down. In many cases, you may still be able to get by with a repair. However, if you do need a water heater replacement then the sooner you get taking care of the better. Letting the water run for longer periods of time isn’t going to do you any good. In fact, it will end up costing you money and you will still be without a reliable source of hot water.
So how do you know it’s time for an upgrade? Check for these indicators and reach out to one of our certified technicians for confirmation.
- Your current water heater is 20+ years old. Age plays a big role in how well your water heater is going to operate. At the beginning of its lifespan, it’s at its peak efficiency and effectiveness. By the time it is reaching the end of its lifespan, usually around the 15 to 20-year mark, it will have lost a good deal of its energy efficiency and may not be effective in any way. At this point, it is better to invest in a new system even if your current one is still running. An upgrade is likely to save you time money and stress.
- It cannot reliably produce hot water. One of the best early indicators of a water heater that is starting to fail is fluctuations in the temperature of the hot water that you do get. For example, perhaps you start your shower with a steady flow of hot water but, after a few minutes, it becomes lukewarm and eventually cold. Or in another case, you may notice that the temperature of the water fluctuates throughout the duration of your shower. Both of these are signals that your water heater is not able to reliably fulfill its duties.
- The tank of your water heater is leaking. Leaks do not always spell doom for a water heater. However, a leak in the main tank of your system does. If you go check your water heater and you notice that there are signs that the tank itself is leaking it is best to reach out to a professional to get the situation assessed. If the tank is the part that is leaking you will need to start discussing options for your next water heater.
Whether you need repairs or a full-blown replacement you can always come to Air Control Home Services for help. Schedule an appointment with us today.