Water Heaters

How Old Is Your Water Heater?

NuWater Technologies replaces outdated, ineffective water heaters. Water heaters are important to so many tasks of living, including bathing and washing dishes and clothes. Is yours functioning properly?

The average life span of a water heater is about eight to 12 years, with some lasting up to 15 years depending on the quality of the water supply and the frequency of use. How old is your water heater? If you notice the following signs, it might be time to investigate the possibility of replacement:

  • Hot water has a metallic smell and taste.
  • You hear loud crackles and pops.
  • The tank frequently sprouts leaks.
  • Water is warm, but not hot.

And if your water isn’t hot at all, it’s time to call NuWater Technologies.

How They Affect Water Quality in Utah

Degrading water heaters aren’t going to deliver clean water — it’s impossible. When water heaters get old, the inside of the tank rusts. What comes out of your fixtures might have a bad odor or taste. It could even look yellowish. Who wants to shower in that?

Also, if your home doesn’t have a filtration system, sediment can slowly build up in the tank until it starts to come out when you turn on the hot tap. The flow might look muddy or sandy.

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Soft, Filtered Water Helps Your Appliance Last Longer

When you replace your water heater, it’s the perfect time to consider adding a whole-home water softener and filtration system. Why?

The No. 1 cause of early tank failure is hard water. If you have a gas-powered heater, the water in the tank is warmed by a set of burners at the bottom. If the water has an excessive mineral content, these minerals solidify on the bottom of the tank, making it difficult for the burners to effectively heat the water. This leads to a decrease in efficiency — your appliance will use more energy. Also, the stress this places on it typically leads to a much shorter life span.

Soft water that has had all of these minerals removed and filtered water that’s had sediment removed makes it easier for your tank to do what it’s supposed to do!

NuWater Technologies Helps Deliver Hot, Clean Water on Demand

When we install softeners and filtration systems along with new water heaters, homeowners immediately see a vast improvement in performance — you get hot, clean water that feels, tastes and smells good! Contact us today for a complimentary test of both your hot and cold water, and find out about how our technology can help you.