When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

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

Age

If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around a decade, depending on how many people live in the home. When your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

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. Contact an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.

Odd Noises

Booming or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that sediment has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heater will be less efficient and will demand 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, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

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

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