When to Replace Your Water Heater

Is it time to replace your water heater? Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with a few signs to look for when deciding whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system

Age 

If your water heater has standard maintenance, you can expect it to function around a decade, depending on the number of occupants in a home. When your water heater hits 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak occurs. 

Rusty Water 

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

Odd Noises 

Thundering or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that sediment has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will require 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 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 inspect your system and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary. 

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