When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple signs to look for when deciding whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around 10 years, depending on the number of people living in your home. Once your water heater is 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is streaming out rusty, it could be a signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could create a leak, not to mention impure water. Contact an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Strange Noises

Thundering or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that deposit has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heater will be less efficient and will require more gas or electricity to heat your water, resulting in higher water heating bills. It also means that the additional time spent heating your water could result in more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

If you discover water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Contact an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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