When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Comfort Masters Service Experts is here with a couple signs to look for when choosing whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets annual maintenance, you can expect it to operate around 10 years, depending on the number of people living in your home. Once your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s likely 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 sign 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 fail on you.

Odd Noises

Booming or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that sediment 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 result in 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. Contact an expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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