When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple signals to look for when choosing whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater has annual maintenance, you can expect it to function around a decade, depending on the number of occupants in a home. When your water heater hits 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak happens.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is streaming out rusty, it may be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention polluted water. Call an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that sediment has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heater 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 excess 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 might have a leak. Contact an expert plumber to come out and inspect your system and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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