When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple signals to look for when deciding whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater has standard maintenance, you can expect it to operate around a decade, depending on the number of occupants in a home. Once your water heater is 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it might be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention polluted water. Contact an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that residue has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will have to use 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 cause more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

If you discover water around your water heater tank, you could have a leak. Contact an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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