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

Age

If your water heater has annual maintenance, you can expect it to last around ten years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. Once your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is flowing out rusty, it could be a signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention impure water. Contact an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.

Strange Noises

Thundering or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that residue has built up on the foundation 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 excess time spent heating your water could result in more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Contact an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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