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 signals to look for when choosing whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets standard maintenance, you can expect it to last around 10 years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. By the time your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it could 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 see if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that deposit has built up on the base of the tank. This means your equipment will be less efficient and will demand more gas or electricity to heat your water, creating higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, leading to 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 inspect your system and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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