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 some signs to look for when deciding whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets standard maintenance, you can expect it to operate around ten years, depending on the number of people living in your home. Once your water heater hits 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak happens.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it might be a signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention polluted water. Call an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that sediment has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your water heater will be less efficient and will demand more gas or electricity to heat your water, resulting in higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you notice water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Ask an expert plumber to come out and inspect your system and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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