It is nearing time for us to replace a couple of critical items. They both live in our basement and they both tie with water. Those aren’t the only things they have in common. Both items currently work well. But, both of them are on my list to get replaced. We plan on replacing both our hot water tank and sump pump. Why are we replacing them if they are working? Simple. We want to get these done before they fail.
Our water heater is original to the house. The house was built in 1999, so it’s now 20 years old. That is past the considered expected age of a water heater.