When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

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

Age

If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around ten years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. By the time your water heater is 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously think about 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 might be a signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could cause a leak, not to mention impure water. Contact an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.

Weird Noises

Rumbling 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 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 discover water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can supply you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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