Is it time to replace your water heater? Climate Control Service Experts is here with a couple indicators to look for when determining whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.
If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to last around 10 years, depending on the number of people living in your home. By the time your water heater is 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.
If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it may be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention polluted water. Ask an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.
Rumbling or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that residue has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your equipment will be less efficient and will have to use more gas or electricity to heat your water, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the extra time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.
If you discover water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Ask an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can supply you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.