When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Air Engineers Service Experts is here with a few signals to look for when choosing whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets 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 reaches 10 years, it’s likely 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 might be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could create a leak, not to mention impure water. Call an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Strange Noises

Thundering or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that sediment has built up on the base 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 extra 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 may 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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