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One of the most essential appliances in your Carrollton, GA home is the water heater. After all, most people use hot water every day for bathing, cooking, washing dishes, cleaning, and more. Unfortunately, no water heater lasts forever so it pays to know when a water heater replacement might be necessary. There are several things to consider when evaluating whether it’s time to replace your water heater and when you’re comparing prices for various services.

Water Heater Age

Most water heaters have a standard lifespan, which will give you an idea of you when you might need a new water heater installation in your home. Standard water heaters that use a tank until typically last between 10 and 15 years before they need to be replaced. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, last a good bit longer. Most people can get at least 20 years of use out of tankless heaters. If your water heater is approaching the end of its recommended lifespan, you should consider replacing it.

Water Heater Condition

When it comes to the condition of your water heater, the main indication that it needs replacement is leakage. This is particularly true of common storage water heaters, as the tanks on such water heaters usually start leaking at the bottom when they are nearing the end of their lifecycle. Leakage at other points of the tank or associated components can also mean it is time for water heater replacement.

Heating Problems

Finally, heating problems often mean it is time to replace your water heater. If your water does not stay hot after adjusting the heater’s thermostat or you are otherwise unable to control the temperature, it is probably time for a new heater.

Water Heater Assistance

If any of these issues are true of your water heater, or you have other water heating concerns, X-Stream Mechanical Services can help. For more information on water heater installations, operation, or maintenance see our water heater information page or call us at 770-714-4885.