When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Finch Air Conditioning & Heating is here with some indicators to look for when determining whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater has routine maintenance, you can expect it to last around 10 years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. Once your water heater hits 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is flowing out rusty, it may 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 determine if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that sediment 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, 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.

Water

If you discover water around your water heater tank, you could have a leak. Contact an expert plumber to come out and inspect your system and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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