When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple signals to look for when choosing whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater has standard maintenance, you can expect it to operate around a decade, depending on the number of occupants in a home. By the time your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming 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 breakdown.

Strange Noises

Thundering or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that sediment has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your equipment will be less efficient and will demand more gas or electricity to heat your water, resulting in higher water heating bills. It also means that the additional time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

If you discover water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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