When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some indicators 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 function around 10 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 consider 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 contaminated water. Contact an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.

Strange Noises

Thundering 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 equipment 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 cause more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you notice water around your water heater tank, you could have a leak. Ask an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can supply you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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