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5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Water Heater

technician-servicing-hot-water-heaterYour water heater is one of the most important aspects of your home. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to start your day with a hot shower or wash your white clothing. Having a reliable source of warm water is vital to the comfort of your everyday life.

Your water heater can’t last forever if it’s time to replace your water heater we can help you find the perfect system for your home. We work with all the best brands, have a team of certified and experienced technicians, and understand what it takes to perform a great installation. If you need a new water heater in Minneapolis, MN, contact our team today.

The Signs

Many homeowners wait to until it’s too late to replace their water heater because they don’t know the signs indicating that it’s time to replace. We’ve compiled the biggest warning signs below.

Old Age

Your water heater is made to last anywhere from 8 to 10 years. If your water heater is in this age range (even if you’re not experiencing any problems) it’s a good time to start looking into your options for replacement. If your water heater is older than the age of 10 and you’ve haven’t been diligent about flushing the water heater every year, it’s likely that you’ll have to replace it soon. Be wise about this decision. Don’t try to force your water heater to work past its prime.

Not Enough Hot Water

Does your shower run out of hot water each time you’re in it? It’s time to replace your water heater! A lack of hot water isn’t something that you have to work around. Sediment builds up over time in hot water heaters which separates the heat source and takes up space in the system. Over time this means your hot water heater’s capacity to provide your home with hot water dwindles.

Odd Noises

If there’s sediment build up in your hot water heater, overtime this sediment hardens and takes up space in your water heater. This extra space makes it much harder for your water heater to heat your water supply and over time it causes leaking, cracking, or holes within your system.

If you notice banging or rumbling noises in your water heater it could be a sign that this is happening.

Rusty Water

If you’ve noticed that your hot water is rusty it’s a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside and could start to leak soon. This is a big sign that it’s time to replace your water heater. If this is happening to your system, you should contact a professional from our team as soon as possible.


If your water heater is old or leaks are common, it’s time to replace. You need a professional to look at your system if you’re experiencing problems to ensure that it’s coming from the water heater itself and not another part of your system. If the leak originates from one of the fittings or connections, you’ll still experience problems even with a new water heater.

If you’re looking for a new water heater, our team here at Residential Heating and Air Conditioning can help you replace your system.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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