When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Service Experts Commercial HVAC is here with some indicators to look for when determining whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater has annual maintenance, you can expect it to function around ten years, depending on how many people live in the home. Once your water heater is 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is flowing out rusty, it may be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could create a leak, not to mention polluted water. Ask an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Odd Noises

Booming or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that deposit 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, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

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

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