When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

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

Age

If your water heater receives standard maintenance, you can expect it to operate around a decade, depending on the number of people living in your home. When your water heater hits 10 years, it’s probably 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 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 breakdown.

Strange Noises

Thundering or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that residue has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will demand more gas or electricity to heat your water, resulting in 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 discover water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Contact an expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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