When to Replace Your Water Heater

Should you replace your water heater? Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning is here with some signs 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 operate around a decade, depending on how many people live in the home. When your water heater reaches 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 may be a signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could create a leak, not to mention impure water. Call an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown. 

Strange Noises 

Booming or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that residue has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will require 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 produce more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks. 

Water 

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

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