Like any appliance, all hot water systems will eventually require replacement. If you are getting discoloured water from your hot water tank, this is an important indicator that it requires replacement. Any leaks that occur are also an important sign for maintenance or replacement. Finally, consider the age of the hot waters system, how much it has been used, and how well it has been maintained. Hot water tanks tend to last 8 to 12 years, instant hot water systems can last 20 years or more with good maintenance and water treatment. Contact us for assistance with assessing your hot water tank and any repairs or replacements.