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 indicators to look for when choosing whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives standard maintenance, you can expect it to function around 10 years, depending on the number of people living in your home. By the time your water heater hits 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 streaming out rusty, it might be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could result in a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Contact an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Strange Noises

Thundering or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that deposit 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 additional time spent heating your water could result in more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you notice water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Ask an expert plumber to come out and inspect your system and they can supply you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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