Should you replace your water heater?
Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple signs
to look for when choosing whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.
If your water heater has standard
maintenance, you can expect it to operate around 10 years, depending on the number of people living in your home. By
the time your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s likely
time to seriously consider replacement, especially
before a leak happens.
If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming
out rusty, it might be a signal that
your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could result
in a leak, not to mention impure
water. Contact an expert plumber to have them determine
if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.
Booming or knocking
sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal
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, causing higher
water heating bills. It also means that the excess time
spent heating your water could cause more damage on
your tank, leading to cracks or
If you see water around your water
heater tank, you might have a leak. Call an
expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can give you a quote on a new
water heater if necessary.