When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few signals to look for when deciding whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

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

Rusty Water

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

Strange Noises

Thundering or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that deposit has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heater 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 additional time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

If you notice water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and inspect your system and they can supply you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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