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

Age

If your water heater has routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around 10 years, depending on how many people live in the home. By the time your water heater hits 10 years, it’s likely 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 could 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 determine if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.

Odd Noises

Booming or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that deposit has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heater will be less efficient and will require more gas or electricity to heat your water, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the additional time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

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

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