Is your water heater in need of replacing? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some signals to look for when deciding whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.
If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around a decade, depending on the number of people living in your home. By the time your water heater hits 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak happens.
If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is streaming out rusty, it could be a signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention impure water. Contact an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.
Booming or thumping 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 heater will be less efficient and will have to use more gas or electricity to heat your water, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the extra time spent heating your water could result in more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.
If you see water around your water heater tank, you might 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.