When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple signs to look for when determining whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives standard maintenance, you can expect it to operate around ten years, depending on how many people live in the home. When your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak happens.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is streaming out rusty, it could be an indicator 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 see if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that residue has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your equipment 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, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you could have a leak. Call 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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