Should you replace your water heater? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few signs to look for when determining whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.
If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to function 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.
If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is flowing out rusty, it could be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could create a leak, not to mention impure water. Ask an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.
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 equipment 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 extra time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.
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 provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.