When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

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

Age

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

Rusty Water

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

Strange Noises

Thundering or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that deposit 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, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the additional time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

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

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