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 choosing whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets routine 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 likely time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak happens.

Rusty Water

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

Strange Noises

Thundering or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that sediment has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will require 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 produce more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

If you notice 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 give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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