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Do I Need a New Water Heater?

Water heaters are built to be very sturdy systems, but they aren’t invincible. No matter how well you take care of your water heater, there will eventually come a point where it just can’t keep up anymore. It’s important that you be able to recognize when that happens, so that you can have a new one installed as soon as possible. You don’t want to be surprised by your water heater suddenly dying on you, right? Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new water heater.


If you put enough demand on a water heater, any water heater, it will eventually become exhausted. However, the older a water heater gets, the more worn out it’s going to be. That wear and tear is going to make the system less and less efficient, which will lead to a drop in output. If your water heater doesn’t seem to be able to cope with even a moderate amount of demand anymore, then it’s time to consider installing a new one.


Old, worn out water heaters are going to need way more repairs on average than younger systems. If you have to have your water heater repaired every few months, especially if it’s a different part that breaks each time, you should probably consider installing a new one.


The average water heater is manufactured to last around 20 years, after which point it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain. You can keep a water heater functioning past that point, if you want to spend the money on it. Honestly, though, it will be far cheaper in the long run to just install a new system.

Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing offers comprehensive water heater installation services throughout Potomac, MD. Call today for an appointment.