When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some indicators to look for when determining 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 10 years, depending on how many people live in the home. When your water heater hits 10 years, it’s usually 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 could be a signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could cause a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Call an expert plumber to have them determine 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 sediment has built up on the base of the tank. This means your equipment will be less efficient and will have to use more gas or electricity to heat your water, resulting in higher water heating bills. It also means that the additional 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 could have a leak. Contact an expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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