When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few indicators to look for when choosing whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater has standard maintenance, you can expect it to function around ten years, depending on how many people live in the home. By the time your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

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

Weird Noises

Rumbling or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that deposit has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your equipment will be less efficient and will require more gas or electricity to heat your water, creating 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.

Water

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