Nothing lasts forever and that includes your water heater. Generally, your water should last you about 8-12 years. Factors that will affect that lifespan are the type of water heater, the quality of the unit, and how well the unit has been maintained through its life.
Here at De Hart Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we install AO Smith water heaters which are backed by a 6-year limited parts and tank warranty and a 2-year labor warranty. When you let us provide and install a water heater for you, we will register the equipment for warranty and in the event you have any issues, such as part or equipment failure, we will locate and replace the parts for you, giving you peace of mind knowing that we will do all of the legwork for you.
Servicing your water heater annually will ensure you catch smaller problems before they become major problems with replacement being your only option. Keeping a regular eye on the tank will also let you know when you should consider replacing the water heater before it goes out completely and you’re left with no hot water for days at a time potentially. Banging, rumbling, tinted hot water, a drop in hot water production, and water leaking from the tank are all signs that you should be considering replacement of your water heater.
If you are experiencing any issues with your water heater, need your unit serviced, or would like a free estimate for replacement, give us a call at 785-341-4193!