6 Signs You Should Break Up With Your Water Heater

Feb 9, 2021

“Breaking up is hard to do,” says the song. Sometimes it’s easier to stay in a relationship and do nothing because it feels comfortable – like a pair of old shoes. But, deep down, you know in your gut that all signs are pointing toward ending your relationship – with your dysfunctional tank water heater!


The Warning Signs

There are several telltale signs that indicate you’re headed for a breakup:

1. If your tank water heater is over ten years old it may be time to consider a replacement.

The lifespan of a tank water heater is six to twelve years with proper maintenance. If you have not “maintained” your relationship, it is more likely you will have to end it.

2. Your tank water heater is leaking.

In this case, it must be replaced right away. Ignoring a water leak can lead to a flood or even a tank explosion.  If you notice moisture or puddles around the water heater’s base, contact a professional immediately.

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3. You hear knocking noises.

This may indicate sediment buildup. As hardened sediment moves around in the tank, it can cause knocking and gurgling.

4. Your water is rusty or cloudy. 

Rusty water can indicate corrosion. Cloudy water may be caused by sediment buildup.

5. The hot water is gone.

If your tank water used to run hot but now it is giving you the cold shoulder, the heating element could be damaged.

6. A lot of little things are adding up. 

Like you’re tired of waiting for hot water in the shower and the tank is unsightly and taking up lots of space that you could use for something else!


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Ready For a Better Relationship?

Just say the word and Arnett’s Water Systems will match you up with a new Noritz tankless water heater. Why switch to tankless? Our tankless water heaters:


Provide an endless supply of hot water.

Because tankless water heaters have no storage tank, you don’t have a limited supply of hot water. Water starts heating the minute you turn on the tap and keeps steady until you turn it off. 

You no longer have to rush through a shower or stagger morning routines with family members so everyone gets a little hot water! 

Save energy and money.

Tankless water heaters heat water only when needed.  This uses significantly less energy than traditional tank heaters, and, according to Energy Star, this can save you around $100 dollars a year in utility charges over the life of the unit!

Save space.

Tankless water heaters are less than half the size of tank water heaters and are small enough to be installed under cabinets or in closets.  They can also bear the weather outside, making it possible to install them either indoors or outdoors.

Have a long lifespan.

Tankless water heaters are more efficient than traditional water heaters and can last up to 20 years with just a little maintenance.

Have a reduced risk of water damage.

No more worries about flooding – tankless heaters don’t store water like tank heaters do.


Goodbye, Water Woes! 

If you’ve decided to say goodbye to your tank water heater, think about going tankless!  Don’t settle for cold – have hot water all the time with an on-demand water heater. Arnett’s Water Systems is the #1 provider of Noritz Tankless Water Heaters in San Diego County. We provide customized water solutions for your home or place of business at a reasonable price. We also offer financing options for all models of our on-demand water heaters and water treatment systems. Contact our experts today to find the best water solutions for you.

P.S.  We’ll even haul your old tank heater away! 


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