Taking a voluntary cool shower after a workout or at the end of a hot day is one thing. Getting surprised by icy water hitting you when you were hoping for lukewarm water is another. In the first situation you probably would have no worries in regards to your water heater while, in the second situation, you may find yourself hunting for a new water heater as soon as you dried off.
Aside from a complete lack of hot water though what are other signs that your water heater is starting to fail? After all, you want to try to address the issue before you are without hot water for days at a time. To help, we’ve provided some key indicators you should know that will alert you to when you need to plan to replace your water heater.