After a long day, there’s nothing like taking a nice, cold shower. We sometimes take hot water for granted until our water heaters stop working. When that happens it can leave your family to endure uncomfortable showers and can have you washing dishes in cold water. Restore comfort to your house when you call Befort Plumbing & Heating for water heater services in Aurora, CO. A family-owned and operated business, we provide upfront pricing.
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What To Expect During Water Heater Tune-Ups
You should schedule yearly maintenance on your water heater to keep it working properly. During these routine tune-ups you can expect a professional to perform the following tasks:
- Drain the basin and remove any buildup of sediment. This can lead to numerous issues if not done regularly.
- Inspect the inside and outside of the unit for hairline cracks or signs of aging that could result in more extreme problems at a later time.
- Check for any cracks in the hoses.
- Inspect and change your filters when needed.
- Determine if the unit is operating at maximum efficiency.
Expected Lifespan of a Water Heater
While we know that eventually, all appliances in our homes will need to be replaced, when that needs to happen can vary. For water heaters, while every make and model is different, most electric units will last between 10 to 20 years. The amount of care and maintenance the system receives can impact that timeline. Gas-powered units may have shorter lifespans than electric systems.
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When To Replace Your Water Heater
Having to cope without hot water in your house can be an inconvenience. To avoid this, watch for these signs that can signal it’s time to install a new system:
- Age: Your unit is getting older and nearing the end of its estimated 10- to 20-year lifespan.
- Losing efficiency: Your system needs to work harder to function.
- Rust and corrosion: You notice rust or corrosion on the unit or rust in the water.
- Leaking: There are leaks coming from the unit.
- Water is not warm enough: The system is no longer able to properly heat the water.
- Cracks: There are cracks in the tank or in the system.