Water Heater Warning Signs

Joe Germain

The last thing you want to see is a flood in your basement due to a leaky water heater. Here are five signs that it may be time to replace your water heater so you can avoid this from happening.

Age: The life expectancy of a water heater ranges from 7 to 13 years.

Higher bills: Your water heater may no longer be doing its job efficiently.

Rusty water: This usually means that the inside of your water heater tank is corroding.

Water stains: White stains on your glassware are common signs of hard (mineral containing) water in your tank. Those minerals reduce efficiency and shorten the lifespan of your water heater.

Unusual noises: Growling or gurgling noises coming from your water storage tank are usually a sure sign of sediment buildup — a problem that eventually requires water heater replacement.


Joe Germain, our Energy Advisor, can advise you if it’s time to replace your water heater.


If you want to replace your water heater, call us or contact us here.

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