The water heater is an incredibly underappreciated part of the home. Imagine what life would be like without your water heater. No hot showers. This doesn’t mean warm showers only. It means ice cold showers! No warm water for dishes. No warm water for washing your hands. No warm water for the laundry. No hot or even warm water, period. Thanks to your water heater, you can enjoy a decent quality of life. Now the question becomes, how long can your water heater last and how can you tell if your water heater is nearing the end of its working life?

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Sadly, water heaters don’t last forever, unless of course the water heater is never used. But let’s assume that you’re taking hot showers, washing your hands with warm water, and using warm or hot water to wash the dishes and your clothes. Over time, this will take a toll on the water heater. If you have a tankless water heater, then you can generally expect your water heater to last around twenty years, assuming that the water heater was installed correctly and is well-maintained. If you have a tank-type water heater, then you can expect your water heater to last around a decade before you’ll need a change-out. So, the very first question you need to ask yourself is, “How old is my water heater?” Based on the age of the water heater, you can determine if the water heater is nearing the end of its life.

Let’s assume that your water heater is getting up there in years or you’re not quite sure how old the water heater is. Are there other signs to look out for which tell you that the water heater needs replacing? The answer is yes.

Is your water heater leaking? If you’re noticing a leak, then it may be a problem that is best-solved with a new water heater. The same goes if you find that your water heater simply isn’t heating the water sufficiently. If you’re noticing some rust spots forming, then you could be looking at potential problems in the near future.

If you’re not quite sure whether or not your water heater needs replacing, then not to worry. Just give us a call here at AAA AUGER Plumbing Services. Our plumbers are the best in the business, and we can help you make the best decision about your water heater. If you need a new water heater, then we’ll also help you select the right water heater for your situation, and we’ll provide you with the best water heater installation service possible- and always at the best price.

Learn more about how we can help you today by browsing through our AAA AUGER Plumbing Services website, If you have any questions or you need any kind of plumbing help, then give us a call today or you can use our website contact form.