When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

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

Age

If your water heater gets annual maintenance, you can expect it to function around ten years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. By the time your water heater is 10 years, it’s probably 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 may be a signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could create a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Ask an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.

Weird Noises

Rumbling 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 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 additional time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you notice water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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