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 buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets standard maintenance, you can expect it to last around ten years, depending on how many people live in the home. When your water heater is 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming 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 fail on you.

Strange Noises

Thundering or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that residue has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your equipment 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, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

If you discover water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Call 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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