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 a few signs to look for when choosing whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives standard maintenance, you can expect it to function around a decade, depending on the number of occupants in a home. By the time your water heater hits 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is streaming out rusty, it may be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention impure water. Call an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that residue has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will have to use more gas or electricity to heat your water, creating higher water heating bills. It also means that the additional time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

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

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