When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few indicators to look for when deciding whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to function around a decade, depending on how many people live in the home. By the time your water heater is 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is flowing out rusty, it might be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention impure water. Call an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.

Strange Noises

Thundering or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that deposit has built up on the bottom 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 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. Call 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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