When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

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

Age

If your water heater has routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around a decade, depending on the number of occupants in a home. By the time your water heater hits 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.

Rusty Water

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

Strange Noises

Thundering or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that deposit has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your water heater will be less efficient and will require 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 result in more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you notice water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Ask an expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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