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Water Heater More than 10 Years Old? Read This to Avoid Disaster!


Did you know that if your water heater is more than 10 years old, you could be facing problems any minute?

Conventional water heaters are only made to last for 10 to 13 years, and when they’ve reached the end of their lifespan, their failure can cause major headaches.

In addition to potentially failing at the worst possible time, your old water heater could be wreaking havoc on your wallet. Older units cost considerably more to operate than newer models, and if you end up needing repairs, you could end up spending a small fortune just to get hot water again.

What to Watch Out For

If you have an older water heater and have noticed any of these signs, you definitely should consider getting a new model before yours fails completely:

  • Water that doesn’t get hot
  • Water that takes longer to get hot than usual
  • Water that doesn’t get as hot as it did in the past
  • Strange sounds when using your hot water
  • Noticeable drips or leaks coming from your water heater
  • Hot water with an unpleasant smell or brownish tint

Some water heater problems can be repaired fairly easily, but chances are, once you start needing to make repairs, your water heater is on its last legs, and you’re probably better off investing in a new water heater.

Benefits of a New Water Heater

Upgrading to a new water heater doesn’t just let you avoid eventual failure. Trading in your old water heater for a newer, more energy efficient model will also take some of the strain off your wallet. When you upgrade to a new energy efficient water heater…

  • Heating your water will use 20% less energy
  • You’ll save up to $700 on energy costs over the life of your unit
  • Avoid costly repairs

Phoenix Water Heater Replacement

Whether your existing water heater is nearing the end of its lifespan or you’re just ready to switch to a more energy efficient model, count on the plumbers at Plumbing Masters AZ for professional Phoenix water heater replacement. For those who aren’t quite ready to take the plunge and invest in a new model, we also offer water heater repair in Phoenix and the surrounding areas.

When you contact Plumbing Masters AZ, one of our friendly and helpful Phoenix plumbers will help you choose the water heater that is best for you home. We offer conventional tank-style water heaters as well as tankless water heaters that ensure you will never run out of hot water.

Don’t wait for your water heater to leave you stranded with no hot water when you’re trying to get ready for work. Take the proactive approach, and call Plumbing Masters AZ now to learn more about water heater replacement in the Phoenix area. Call 602-296-1127.

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