When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple indicators to look for when determining whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater has standard maintenance, you can expect it to operate around ten years, depending on the number of people living in your home. When your water heater hits 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is flowing out rusty, it might be a signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could cause a leak, not to mention polluted 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 sign that residue has built up on the bottom 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 excess time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

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

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