Should I Replace My Water Heater?

A water heater.

If you're like most people, you probably don't think too much about your water heater until something goes wrong. And when something goes wrong, it's usually a sign that it's time for a new one. Your water heater is why you can do daily tasks such as taking a hot shower, cleaning the dishes, and laundry. But, if your water heater isn’t working, it’s nearly impossible to go about your day.

In this blog post, Seiter Services will discuss seven signs that indicate it's time to replace your water heater. We'll also provide tips on choosing the right water heater for your needs. So if you're starting to experience any of the problems mentioned in this blog, it's time to start shopping for a new one!

Old Age

The average water heater lasts 10-15 years, depending on the type of unit and how well it has been maintained. If your water heater is nearing that age or older, it's time to start shopping for a replacement.

Rusty Water

Rusty water is usually one of the first signs that you need a new water heater. Rust-colored or brownish water coming from your tap can indicate rust inside the tank, which means corrosion and eventual failure of the unit.

Strange Noises

Popping and cracking noises from your water heater when it's running could be caused by sediment buildup in the tank, which can reduce its efficiency and shorten its lifespan if not addressed.


Even if the leak is only small, this could be a sign that your water heater has a faulty connection or loose part. Leaks should be repaired immediately, and a professional might recommend replacement if it is severe enough.

Low Hot Water Capacity

If you have less hot water than usual or it takes longer to get enough hot water for your needs, then it is time to look at replacing your unit with one that has a higher capacity and better efficiency.

Higher Energy Bills

An older or inefficient water heater will use more energy than necessary, resulting in higher energy bills each month. Replacing it with an energy-efficient model can help reduce those costs over time.

Faulty Pilot Lights

If you find that your pilot light won't stay lit or keeps going out, this could be a sign of a malfunctioning water heater. It's always best to call in an expert to diagnose and repair the issue, but if it can't be fixed, then it may be necessary to replace the unit entirely.

If you're experiencing any of these signs with your water heater, it's time to start looking for a replacement. Seiter Services is here to help! All you have to do is give us a call at (937) 507-3372 or fill out our online contact form.

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