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Signs That You Need to Replace Your Water Heater

Water heaters last many years, provided they are properly cared for. However, no water heater can last forever. Eventually, your system will wear down to the point that you need to install a new one. You don’t want to lose your hot water supply without warning, do you? Read on to find out more about when you need to need to replace your water heater.

Loss of Output

As a water heater wears down, it will gradually lose its ability to generate hot water as well. If you put enough demand on your water heater over a long enough period of time, you will eventually exhaust its hot water supply. If your water heater seems unable to cope with even a moderate amount of demand, though, it could be a sign that you need to install a new water heater.


A water heater will need the occasional repair throughout its lifetime. Most of those repairs are going to be concentrated near the end of its life, though, when it is worn down. The more worn out the water heater gets, the greater the chance that various parts of it will start to fail. If you need to repair your water heater every few months, it’s likely that you need to replace it.


Water heaters are made to last around 10-15 years. After that point, it will become more and more expensive to keep up and running. If your water heater is older than 15 years, it’s a good idea to talk to a professional about whether or not you need a new one. You may be able to save yourself quite a bit of money by installing a new water heater instead of maintaining your old one.

Douglas Cooling & Heating offers comprehensive water heater replacement services throughout Mountain Brook, AL. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our water heater experts.

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