When to Replace a Water Heater

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Replace the Old Water Heater Before it Fails & Causes Excessive Damage

There are some clear signs that your water heater is no longer operating as it should. Some issues can be fixed while others are too severe that t is best to replace your device. This guide will give you the information necessary to know when it is time to replace your hot water heater.

Rusty Parts

A rusty valve or inlet and pipes will generate rust-colored water or water with a metallic odor. Either you need to replace the sacrificial anode rod, or the tank is beginning to rust, which is often due to corrosion of the steel lining. You must replace a corroded tank as soon as possible. Rusting is inevitable, and the older the unit, the bigger the chances of having an internal part corrode.

Replace a Water HeaterStrange Noises

Your water heater should operate without emitting any loud sounds. Strange noises are clear signs of sediment accumulation. As sediment hardens, it will move around the tank, causing gurgling, knocking, and rumbling sounds. To protect your water from premature deterioration, flush regularly to eliminate any deposits from the tank’s heating elements.  


As your heating device approaches the end of its lifespan, there will be a frequency of water appearing on the floor around the tank. When you see water, it generally means that it is leaking. If you happen to be frequently spending money on leak repairs, it is better to consider replacing your water heater.

Selecting a New Water Heater

Whether you are looking for the best model for a new house you are building or replacing a worn-out existing water heater, choose carefully. Look for a device that fulfills your hot water needs and uses as little energy as possible. You will find water heaters fueled by gas and electricity. Contact a reputable HVAC dealer to discuss your options.

Think about replacement now? At Quinnair in Colorado, we got you covered. If you require a new water heater, contact us. Visit our website or call us at (720) 836-1907 to explore the options and decide what type of water heater you want.

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