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 a couple signs 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 last around 10 years, depending on the number of people living in your home. By the time your water heater hits 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 create a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Call an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign 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 additional time spent heating your water could result in more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you might 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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