When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple indicators 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 10 years, depending on how many people live in the home. Once your water heater hits 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is flowing out rusty, it could be a signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could result in a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Contact an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.

Odd Noises

Booming or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that sediment 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, creating higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could result in more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

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

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