When to Replace Your Water Heater

Should you replace your water heater? Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with a couple signals to look for when choosing whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around 10 years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. When your water heater hits 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 may be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could result in a leak, not to mention impure water. Contact an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.

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 water heating system will be less efficient and will have to use 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, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

If you discover water around your water heater tank, you could have a leak. Ask 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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