There’s never a perfect time to install a new hot water system, but it’s usually a little less inconvenient if it happens in the summer months! Going without hot water is not fun, therefore it’s best to be prepared and check your current hot water system regularly for functionality.
But what are the tell-tale signs your hot water system needs an upgrade? Have a look over the checklist below and if you say yes to any of the points, it may be time to consult a plumber about a new hot water system installation.
Signs of Rust and Corrosion
It’s a good idea to have the hot water system checked regularly for signs of rust. If rust is running out of the taps in the water, this could mean your hot water system is at its end. Make sure you check your pipes also, as the rust could be coming from these and you don’t want to replace a good hot water system if these are the problem.
It’s Over Twelve Years Old
It happens to us all but unfortunately as your hot water system ages, its performance will decrease. A hot water system has a useful life of around 8 – 12 years depending on its quality and how it’s been maintained. Make sure you get it checked out and watch for signs of decay. You should prepare for a new hot water system before a total breakdown occurs.