When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few indicators to look for when deciding whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives standard maintenance, you can expect it to last around a decade, depending on how many people live in the home. When your water heater hits 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak happens.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is streaming out rusty, it could be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Call an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that deposit has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will require 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 notice water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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