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 receives standard maintenance, you can expect it to function around ten years, depending on how many people live in the home. By the time your water heater hits 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 streaming out rusty, it may be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could result in a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Contact an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.

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 water heater 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 extra time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, possibly generating 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 provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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