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 determining whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater has annual maintenance, you can expect it to function around ten years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. When 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 could be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Call an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or banging 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 extra time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

If you notice water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Call 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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