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 indicators to look for when deciding whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater has annual maintenance, you can expect it to function around a decade, depending on the number of people living in your home. By the time your water heater is 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously consider 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 may be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could result in a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Ask an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that residue has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heater will be less efficient and will demand more gas or electricity to heat your water, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you could 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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