Should you replace your water heater? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple signals to look for when deciding whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.
If your water heater gets routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around 10 years, depending on the number of people living in your home. When your water heater is 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.
If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is flowing out rusty, it could 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 see if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.
Rumbling or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that residue has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will have to use more gas or electricity to heat your water, creating higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.
If you discover water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.