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When to Replace Your Water Heater

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Should You Replace Your Water Heater 617

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

Age

If your water heater gets standard maintenance, you can expect it to operate around 10 years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. Once your water heater hits 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak happens.

Rusty Water

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

Odd Noises

Booming or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that residue has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your equipment will be less efficient and will have to use more gas or electricity to heat your water, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the extra time spent heating your water could result in more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

If you notice water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Ask 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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