When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few indicators to look for when determining whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater has standard maintenance, you can expect it to operate around a decade, depending on the number of people living in your home. Once your water heater hits 10 years, it’s usually 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 might be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could create a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Contact an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.

Strange Noises

Thundering or banging 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 heater 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 excess time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and inspect your system and they can supply you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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