Water heaters, among other things around the house, have a certain lifetime of use and that's it! Everything needs to either be replaced or repaired at one time or anther. Electric water heaters often need elements replaced to keep the hot water flowing. But, there is a time when the old girl is on her last leg and replacing her is the best option.
Over time, sediment forms in tanks and the lack of efficiency of an older unit makes it a good time to replace water heaters. You may also notice rusty, discolored water or a slow recovery time for the unit to heat up. These are signs of the final days of the water heater. But before you rush out and purchase a new one, consider these electric water heater tips.