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

Age

If your water heater gets annual maintenance, you can expect it to function around ten years, depending on the number of people living in your home. Once your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak happens.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is streaming out rusty, it could be a signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention impure water. Contact an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.

Odd Noises

Booming or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that deposit has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your water heater will be less efficient and will have to use more gas or electricity to heat your water, creating higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could result in more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can supply you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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