When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with a few signals to look for when deciding whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets annual maintenance, you can expect it to operate around a decade, depending on the number of occupants in a home. By the time your water heater is 10 years, it’s likely 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 could be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could result in a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Ask 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 demand 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, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

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