The water heater in your home is a necessity that can affect your daily life. If the water heater is getting old, it's not going to provide you with the efficiency that you need in your daily routine. In fact, it can end up messing with your finances because of everything to excessive need for repairs and high water bills. Here are four signs your water heater is giving out and needs replacing:

  1. Frequent Need for Repairs: First of all, if you feel that you are having to call the professionals in for frequent repairs, then it's time to consider replacement. The next time you call in the professionals, ask for their opinion on the matter. If they give you an estimate for repairs that is the same or almost the same cost as replacement, it's time to replace. 
  2. Rusty Water: If the water is coming out rusty, it's time to replace the water heater. This means that the water heater has started to rust on the inside, which is just what happens as it ages. You can't have a water heater that brings out rusty water into your home. This is bad for your health and your skin when you shower. On top of this, the rust can begin to become so bad that the water heater will begin to leak where the walls of the water heater are starting to corrode. 
  3. Sediment Build Up Cannot be Drained: If you notice loud banging noises coming from the water heater, it's time to get the water heater drained because this is an indication that there is sediment build up in the bottom of the heater. If this continues to be here, it's going to lead to higher electricity bills because it's going to require more effort for the water heater to heat the water. At some point, though, this sediment cannot be removed from the water heater because it sticks to the surface. This happens overtime as more and more of the sediment becomes stuck. It's at this point, you need to replace the water heater for efficiency reasons. 
  4. The Water Often Smells Bad: If the water smells bad, it's sometimes just an indication that the water heater needs to be flushed and receive some routine maintenance. However, if it continues to happen, it's a problem that indicates the water heater is simply old and needs replacing for health reasons. 

These are the four biggest signs that point directly to the need for a new water heater that should be taken seriously and addressed right away. Contact a service, like Denton Gas Co., Inc., for more help.