When to Replace Your Water Heater
Is it time to replace your water heater? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some indicators to look for when deciding whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.
If your water heater gets routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around 10 years, depending on the number of people living in your home. When your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak occurs.
If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is streaming out rusty, it might be a sign 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.
Thundering or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that deposit 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 extra time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.
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.