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 determining whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

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

Rusty Water

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

Odd Noises

Booming or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that deposit has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your equipment will be less efficient and will require 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 cause more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

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

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