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

Age

If your water heater has routine maintenance, you can expect it to last around 10 years, depending on how many people live in the home. When your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

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

Odd Noises

Booming or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that deposit has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heating system 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 cause more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you discover 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.