Our Top 5 Signs that tell you its time to replace your hot water system
Written on the 27 June 2018 by SolarGreen
With winter well and truly set in and the temperatures dropping down to the single digits at night every day we are reminded of the importance of a reliable hot water system.
When we wake up in the morning and its freezing outside the last thing you want is to jump into the shower only to find that your Hot Water System has packed it in.
Knowing that your current Hot Water Heater is going to withstand the pressure through winter is a tricky one. Luckily there are some clear signs you can look out for which can indicate the possibility of a breakdown.
Below we have provided you with our 5 Clear Signs that it is time to replace your hot water system.
A leaking hot water system can become a significant problem very quickly. If you notice water puddling around your water heater, or it leaks when standing, it's a sign the inner tank has reached the end of its life. Slow drips and leaks quickly escalate, causing serious flooding if the entire tank breaks.
Most water heaters last between 10 and 15 years. If yours is older or you aren't sure when it was last replaced, it may be nearing the end of its life.
if your household has outgrown your hot water system resulting in it working overtime to keep up with the demand then this too can speed up its lifespan.
Most homes now have a dishwasher, washing machine, and multiple bathrooms which require hot water, this can take a toll on an ageing or too small water heater.
3. Discoloured Water
When you turn on the hot water, the clear water you are used to turns to a rusty colour that is anything but pleasing. This can occur if the sacrificial anode, which protects the tank from corrosion, has not been replaced routinely and the steel tank has begun to deteriorate.
Muddy or sandy water can be a sign of sediment build up in your tank. In some cases, you can drain the contents to remove sediment and bring your water heater back to normal.
Noise is always an indicator. If you hear your water heater loud cracks and pops, for instance, it may be an indication that the interaction between the heating elements and the inside heater has mineral build up on them.
5. Repairs Keep Adding Up
Repairs keep adding up. When something keeps breaking, causing problems, or otherwise gives you trouble, it's a sign that more problems are sure to come. And when that happens, sometimes your best route is to replace it before serious damage impacts your life.
If you answered yes to any or all of the above then we would encourage you to take a look at our latest Winter Specials on our Solar Hot Water Systems and the benefits that Solar Powered Systems can have not only to your Hot Water but also to your energy bill each year.
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