Is it time to replace your water heater? 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.
If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around ten 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.
If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is flowing out rusty, it may be a sign 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.
Booming or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that residue has built up on the base of the tank. This means your equipment 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, which could cause cracks or leaks.
If you see water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Ask an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.