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 choosing whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives standard maintenance, you can expect it to last around ten years, depending on the number of people living in your home. When your water heater is 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak happens.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it might be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention impure water. Ask an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Odd Noises

Booming or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that residue has built up on the base 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 extra time spent heating your water could result in more damage on your tank, which could cause 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 examine your equipment and they can supply you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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