When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple indicators to look for when determining whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to function around ten 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.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it could be a signal 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 check if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that residue has built up on the base 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 excess time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

If you discover water around your water heater tank, you might 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.

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