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When to Replace Your Water Heater

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Should You Replace Your Water Heater 617

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.

Age

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.

Rusty Water

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.

Odd Noises

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 leaks.

Water

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.

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