When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some signals to look for when deciding whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to function around ten years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. When your water heater is 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously think about 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 contaminated water. Ask an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.

Strange Noises

Thundering or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that residue 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 additional time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

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

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