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 some signals to look for when determining whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets routine maintenance, you can expect it to last around a decade, depending on the number of people living in your home. When your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

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

Strange Noises

Thundering or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that residue has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heater will be less efficient and will demand more gas or electricity to heat your water, creating higher water heating bills. It also means that the additional time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Contact 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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