When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air is here with a few signals to look for when choosing whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

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

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it could be a signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could cause 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.

Odd Noises

Booming or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that sediment has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your water heater 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 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. Contact 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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