When to Replace Your Water Heater

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with some signals to look for when choosing whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system

Age 

If your water heater has standard maintenance, you can expect it to last around ten years, depending on how many people live in the home. When your water heater is 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak happens. 

Rusty Water 

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it might be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention impure water. Contact an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown. 

Weird Noises 

Thundering or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that residue has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your equipment will be less efficient and will require more gas or electricity to heat your water, resulting in higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could cause 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. Contact an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary. 

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