When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some signs to look for when determining whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets annual maintenance, you can expect it to last around ten years, depending on the number of people living in your home. Once your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak happens.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming 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 check if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Strange Noises

Thundering or knocking 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 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 additional time spent heating your water could result in more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

If you discover 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 provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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