When to Replace Your Hot Water System

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    When you’re trying to get the most from your home plumbing, you have to be willing and able to address problems with your appliances. Your hot water system is arguably the most important plumbing fixture in your home. 

    It lets you take comfortable baths and showers, and lets your water get hot enough to do laundry and wash dishes. So what happens if your water heater doesn’t, well — get hot? Even more importantly, how do you know when it’s time to replace your water heater?

    Keep reading to learn more about what to do when you’re dealing with no hot water, leaky fixtures, and other problems. 

    No Hot Water Comes From Your Faucets and Fixtures

    There are some clear signs that you should look into a hot water heater replacement. No hot water coming from your faucets and fixtures is perhaps the most obvious sign that your system needs some work. 

    The lack of hot water could be a minor issue, such as a tripped fuse or outage, or it could spell trouble for your entire system. Get it checked out to learn for sure. 

    Your Utility Bills Are More Expensive

    It’s also important that you look into replacing your water heater if your bills are starting to become outrageous. Check them each and every month to learn a normal range. From there, you’ll be able to notice when an uncharacteristic spike has occurred. 

    This typically happens when your water heater is having to work too hard, which is a sign that it may need some serious repair service. 

    You've Had Your Hot Water System a Long Time

    Age always plays a role when you’re thinking about whether to repair or replace your hot water heater. 

    You might expect your hot water heater to last as long as 12 years if it’s well taken care of. Keep accurate and consistent repair records for your water heater in order to know how old it is and how it has been holding up. 

    Buying a maintenance plan for your water heater is an excellent way to stay on top of these matters with full documentation. If there are significant leaks, loud sounds, and other problems with a water heater that you’ve already invested a lot of time and money into, it’s probably best to cut your losses. 

    It's Time to Upgrade the Technology

    Finally, you will definitely need to purchase a new water heater if you’d like to embrace fresh technology. 

    Consider making the change to a tankless water heater so that your technology is as modern as possible. There are also solar water heaters, and systems that make use of smart technology to more accurately measure output. 

    Find a Water Heater That Will Serve You

    If you have no hot water or other issues, the points above explain when it’s time to swap out your hot water heater. 

    K-OZ Plumbing is happy to help you out with any work that you need. Take the time to contact us using our website, or by calling (07) 3901 6042 or 0481 181 696.

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