What Are the Warning Signs that My Hot Water System May Soon Need Replacing?

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Our homes are filled with appliances and equipment which operate seamlessly to provide our homes with essentials and luxuries. Many homeowners get frustrated that an appliance was correctly working one day, but no longer the next. You turn on your tap to free-flowing hot water one day, and turn on your tap to be greeted with a drip or dribble of cold water the next. Just like most things, appliances and equipment have an expected lifespan before needing to be replaced. While we assume our hot water system will last forever, there will come a time it needs to be replaced.

The expected life of your hot water system is determined by many factors. The make, the model, maintenance performed, how often it’s used and your surroundings can all effect the wear and tear. Generally, if your hot water system is more than 10 years old and is no longer working as it should, it may be time to have it replaced.

What are the warning signs that your hot water system may soon need replacing? Read below to learn three common warning signs to look out for including:

  • It takes longer than usual for hot water to flow and it is only lukewarm
  • You notice louder than normal noises coming from your hot water system
  • Water is pooling near your hot water system

It takes longer than usual for hot water to flow and it is only lukewarm

For many homeowners, inconsistent hot water is what makes them suspect they have an issue. Inconsistent hot water can include turning on your hot water tap and it takes longer than usual for hot water to flow, your hot water not staying hot or your hot water only being lukewarm. All these issues may be fixable or may indicate your hot water systems days are coming to an end.

You notice louder than normal noises coming from your hot water system

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If you notice louder than normal noises coming from your hot water system, it can mean there is an issue. An unusually noisy hot water system can mean the unit is working extra hard to deliver hot water. The less efficient your hot water system, the more it will cost you to operate. A sudden loud hot water system and a spike in your hot water bill often go hand in hand.

Water is pooling near your hot water system

 While it is normal to have a small amount of water dripping from a hot water system, consistent leaking water or water pooling near your unit is a sign of damage. A leaking hot water unit means you are losing the water that should be arriving to the taps inside your home. Not only is this wasting precious water, but will be increasing your water usage therefore your water bill.

For a professional hot water and plumbing service in Dunsborough, Busselton, Margaret River and surrounding areas, Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water Dunsborough/Busselton are your plumbing professionals

With over 35 years’ experience, Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas Dunsborough/Busselton are your trusted and reliable professionals. The Mainline Plumbing team have a large range of hot water units available and are committed to finding you the best option for your households needs.

Call your ‘trusted name in the plumbing industry’ today in Busselton/Dunsborough on 9759 1317.