When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? A-PLUS Service Experts 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 ten years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. When your water heater reaches 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 impure water. Call an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.

Odd Noises

Booming or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that deposit has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your equipment will be less efficient and will require more gas or electricity to heat your water, creating higher water heating bills. It also means that the extra time spent heating your water could result in more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Contact 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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