When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple signs to look for when choosing whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

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

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it might be a signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could result in 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.

Odd Noises

Booming or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that deposit has built up on the foundation 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 extra time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

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

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