When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Air Engineers Service Experts is here with some signals to look for when choosing whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around a decade, depending on the number of people living in your home. By the time your water heater hits 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak happens.

Rusty Water

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

Weird Noises

Rumbling or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that deposit 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 produce 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. Call an expert plumber to come out and inspect your system and they can supply you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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