Conventional Water Heater Replacement And Repair

Storage Water Heaters

Storage water heaters are the most common type of water heater in use in the U.S. today. Ranging in sizes from 20 to 80 gallons (or larger) and fueled by electricity, natural gas, or propane, conventional heaters work by heating water in an insulated tank. When you turn on the hot water faucets, cold water flows to the bottom of the tank pushing the hot water out of the top of the tank through the hot water line. The hot water is always there, ready for use.

Average Lifespan

Although water heaters today are better designed and more efficient than older models, regular maintenance is still recommended in order to prolong their lives. With regular inspections, draining, and flushing, a gas water heater is expected to last anywhere from 8-12 years and an electric water heater to last between 10-15 years.

Rusty water

Brownish or tinted water coming from your water heater could mean one of two things: that your water heater is rusting on the inside or that your home’s water pipes are corroded. It can be very tough to tell the difference, so set up an appointment with Polaris Plumbing Solutions and we’ll help you determine what it is and provide you with professional solutions.

Signs of Trouble

The last headache you want is your water heater breaking down on you when you need it most, so here is a list of some signs that might mean trouble.

Average Lifespan

Although water heaters today are better designed and more efficient than older models, regular maintenance is still recommended in order to prolong their lives. With regular inspections, draining, and flushing, a gas water heater is expected to last anywhere from 8-12 years and an electric water heater to last between 10-15 years.

Cold water

The purpose of a hot water heater is to heat cold water to create hot water so if your heater is on and you’re still getting cold water, it’s time to call Polaris Plumbing Solutions. We’ll figure out what the problem is and get it fixed quickly.

Water/moisture

If you ever notice water or moisture on top or around base of your hot water heater, it could mean you have a crack or a leak. Depending on where the leak is located, you may have to replace your water heater.

Age

Old age most commonly comes into play when it comes to water heater warning signs. If your water heater is around 10 years or older, you may want to consider investing in a new one before your current one starts to leak or cause other major problems.