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 signs to look for when deciding whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater has annual 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 is 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak happens.

Rusty Water

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

Odd Noises

Booming or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that sediment has built up on the bottom 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 cause more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

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

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