When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Fras-Air/General Service Experts is here with a few signs to look for when deciding whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to last around ten years, depending on how many people live in the 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 check if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or knocking 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 heater 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 result in more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you could have a leak. Ask 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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