So, you know your water heater is old. But everything seems to be working OK. Do you need to replace it?
Maybe. It depends on a few things…
According to The U.S. Department of Energy, the typical lifespan of a water heater is 10 to 15 years.
However, Florida’s hard water usually puts water heaters toward the low end of that range.
Hard water contains dissolved minerals. These minerals are deposited in the water heater tank as it heats your home’s water. If your water heater isn’t regularly flushed, those minerals will eat away from the inside of your tank, eventually leading to a big leak.
If you haven’t had your old water heater regularly maintained, it’s only a matter of time before it springs a leak.
Related: How to Properly Maintain Your Water Heater Tank
There are a few common signs your water heater is reaching the end of its life. They include:
Water heaters have come a long way in the last 10-15 years. Even if everything seems fine, you might want to upgrade your old water heater in order to experience some of these benefits:
Related: Tankless vs. Traditional Water Heaters
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