When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some signs to look for when deciding whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets routine maintenance, you can expect it to last around 10 years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. By the time your water heater hits 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 flowing out rusty, it may be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could create a leak, not to mention contaminated 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 banging sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that sediment 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, resulting in higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

If you discover water around your water heater tank, you could have a leak. Ask an expert plumber to come out and inspect your system and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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