The average lifespan of a hot water tank is 10 years. However, one can increase the life of his water heater by frequently removing sediment from the bottom of the tank, decreasing the temperature to a more reasonable setting, and by changing the anode rod. If you have been using your water heater for a decade, without any maintenance, it may be approaching the end of its life. If it is showing signs of rust or leaking, it certainly needs to be replaced. Start considering replacement options- don’t wait for the hot water tank to stop working before you decide to get it replaced.
- The water heater doesn’t provide the same duration or temperature of hot water as it used to give, when you installed it
- You find pieces of white plastic in your aerators
- Water is not released when you open the drain valve
- There is no or little pressure on the side of the water heater
- You can see sediment or rust in your water supply
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