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Over the years, your water heater may experience one or more common issues that require attention or repair, and as it nears the end of its useable lifespan, you will start to notice a decline in efficiency and performance.

Whether you choose to upgrade your water heater to save money on the cost of energy, meet the rising demands of your growing family, or because it has stopped working, Chapman Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to help. Our skilled technicians will help you choose the right size and type of appliance to meet your needs and complete the water heater installation expertly and efficiently.

Call Chapman at 317-953-4897 for a new water heater in the Indianapolis area, or contact us online today!

Signs You Need to Replace Your Water Heater

The best time to upgrade your water heater is before you wake up to a freezing cold shower or have a basement full of water. You can avoid these disasters by watching for the signs that your water heater is failing and calling Chapman for expert water heater installation:


The average lifespan of hot water heaters is 10 years, around which time you should consider upgrading your water heater with a new, energy-efficient model. If you are unsure of the age of your water heater tank, you can find it listed as part of the serial number on the manufacturer’s sticker. The code will start with a letter followed by a series of numbers that will help you determine the month and year your tank was made using the following method:

  • Determine the placement of the letter in the alphabet. For example, C is the third letter and represents the third month, which is March.
  • The two numbers that follow the letter are the last digits of the year of production. For example, a serial number that begins with C10 would have been manufactured in March of 2010.

Water Leakage

Constant exposure to water and the expansion and contraction of the metal will eventually take a toll on your water heater. The time to replace the unit is at the first sign of a leak while it is still small enough to not cause any damage to the surrounding area. Perform a visual inspection around the base of the tank on a monthly basis, and if you see puddling, call a plumber for water heater services to assess the condition of the unit.

Shortage of Hot Water

As your Indianapolis household needs change you may find that your current hot water heater can no longer keep up with the demands of your family. Chapman can help you find the perfect solution, whether that is a larger, traditional unit or a tankless hot water heater.

Inferior Water Quality

If the hot water pouring from your tap is rust-colored, has an odd smell, or you can see visible flakes of metal, your tank may be corroded on the inside and it will need to be replaced as soon as possible.

Strange Noises

New or unusual sounds emanating from your hot water heater may warrant a call to a plumbing company for an expert diagnosis. Noises such as banging, clanging, or rumbling can signal a serious issue that may require a need for a hot water heater repair or a new water heater.

Schedule Hot Water Heater Replacement in the Indianapolis Area

With over 30 years of service in the Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, and Southport areas, Chapman has earned a solid reputation as a trusted plumbing company. All of our technicians are highly trained and use the most modern and up-to-date technology. Choose Chapman Heating for hot water heater services today!

Call us today at 317-953-4897 for Indianapolis water heater replacement or contact us online to schedule an appointment.