Should you replace your water heater? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple signs to look for when determining whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.
If your water heater gets routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around ten years, depending on the number of people living in your home. Once your water heater is 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.
If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it could be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could create a leak, not to mention impure water. Call an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.
Rumbling or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that sediment has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heater will be less efficient and will have to use more gas or electricity to heat your water, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the additional time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.
If you discover water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.