When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few signs to look for when determining whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater has routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around 10 years, depending on how many people live in the home. When your water heater is 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it could be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could create a leak, not to mention impure water. Call an expert plumber to have them check 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 residue has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will have to use more gas or electricity to heat your water, creating 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.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Call 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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