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 deciding whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around ten years, depending on how many people live in the home. When your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously consider 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 sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could create a leak, not to mention polluted water. Ask an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Odd Noises

Booming or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that sediment has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your equipment will be less efficient and will demand more gas or electricity to heat your water, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the extra time spent heating your water could produce 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. Ask an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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