When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Service Experts Commercial HVAC is here with some indicators to look for when deciding whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater has annual maintenance, you can expect it to function around 10 years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. When your water heater is 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 flowing out rusty, it may be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could result in a leak, not to mention polluted water. Ask 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 sediment has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your equipment 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 extra time spent heating your water could result in more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

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

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