When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple indicators to look for when deciding whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

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

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. Contact an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Strange Noises

Thundering or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that deposit has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your water heater 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 result in more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Ask 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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