Is your water heater in need of replacing? Comfortech Service Experts is here with some indicators to look for when choosing whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.
If your water heater has standard maintenance, you can expect it to last around ten years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. By the time your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak occurs.
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 contaminated water. Ask an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.
Rumbling or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that sediment has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your water heater 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.
If you notice water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.