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 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 probably time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is streaming out rusty, it might be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could result in a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Call an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

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 result in more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you may 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.

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