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Do I Need a New Water Heater?

Water heaters are incredibly sturdy systems, built to last for many years despite being put under incredible wear and tear. At some point, though, all systems fail. If your water heater is on its last legs, you need to know about it as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to install a new water heater.

Drops in Output

If you put enough demand on your water heater, for a long enough period of time, you will eventually exhaust it and have to wait for more hot water to be produced. As a water heater ages, though, it will wear down to the point that its output will begin to suffer. If your water heater can’t even keep up with demand enough for a ten minute shower, you probably should consider replacing it.


There’s always the odd circumstance here and there that requires repair, even in younger water heaters. However, older water heaters are so worn down that they will start having parts fail in large groups. If you need to repair your water heater every few months, it’s a definite sign that you need a new one.


You can’t fight time, after all. Sometimes, a water heater is straight up too old to continue providing the level of service that you need. If your water heater is older than 15 years or so, it’s probably reached the point where it’s too worn out to operate effectively. You should talk to a professional about whether or not it’s a good idea to replace your water heater at that point.

SPS Mechanical Inc. offers comprehensive water heater installation services throughout Haddonfield, NJ. If you need a water heater installed, repaired, maintained, or replaced, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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