How to tell if your hot water system is on its last legs - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views
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We’ve already noticed that bath weather has set in! Although the winter season is excellent for lengthy, hot baths, it’s also the absolute worst time to run out of hot water. But how can you tell if your hot water system is on its last legs?

Why is my hot water system leaking?
If water is leaking or pooling around the tank or continually dripping from the tap or expansion valve, it could be a clear sign that the system is wearing out.

When is my hot water system too old for repairs?
If your storage hot water system is more than ten years old or your instant unit is more than 20 years old, it’s quite possible it’s getting too old for repairs to be viable.

Why do I keep running out of hot water?
One possibility is that there could be a leak in the tank, which would cause hot water to escape and leave you with less hot water. Or there could be an issue with the heating element, thermostat, or gas burner.

Another possible reason you might be running out of hot water is that the tank/unit is too small for your household needs. If your tank is too small, it might not be able to store/produce enough hot water to meet your requirements, upgrading to a larger unit is probably on the cards.

Why has my hot water heater started to make so much noise?
Ongoing noises from the hot water heater such as groaning, popping, or banging, can be an indication that it’s wearing out.

Why does the gas hot water system pilot light keep going out?
There are a few reasons why the gas hot water system pilot light might keep going out. One is that there’s something blocking the pilot light, such as dirt or insects. Another possibility is that there’s a problem with the thermocouple, which would prevent the pilot light from staying lit.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s probably time to start looking for a new hot water system.

Upgrade and save
Did you know if you upgrade to a more energy-efficient model, getting your hot water system replaced may actually SAVE you money?

Fallon Solutions Hot Water System Trade In Offer

To help you get your new hot water system we are offering customers a $150 trade in on their old hot water system when we replace it with a brand-new unit.

So if you’re starting to experience problems with your hot water system, don’t wait – contact our hot water specialists on 1300 054 488 today.