When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Neal Harris Service Experts is here with some 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 how many people live in the home. By the time your water heater is 10 years, it’s probably 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 streaming out rusty, it could be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could create a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Ask an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that sediment has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will demand more gas or electricity to heat your water, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could cause 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. Contact 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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