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 some signals to look for when determining whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives annual maintenance, you can expect it to operate around 10 years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. When your water heater is 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously think about 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 signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could result in a leak, not to mention impure water. Contact an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Odd Noises

Booming or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that residue has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will demand more gas or electricity to heat your water, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess 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 could have a leak. Contact 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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