When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? Strand Brothers Service Experts is here with some indicators to look for when choosing whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets routine maintenance, you can expect it to function around 10 years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. Once your water heater is 10 years, it’s probably 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 might be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention polluted water. Contact an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Odd Noises

Booming or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that residue has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will demand 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 produce more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you notice water around your water heater tank, you might 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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