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

Age

If your water heater has standard maintenance, you can expect it to operate around ten years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. By the time your water heater reaches 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 coming out rusty, it may be a signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention contaminated 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 an indicator 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, 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 see water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Contact 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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