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 signs 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. When your water heater hits 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it might be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could create a leak, not to mention impure 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 a signal that sediment 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, resulting in higher water heating bills. It also means that the extra time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Contact an expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can supply you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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