When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Calverley Service Experts is here with a few signals to look for when deciding whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to last around a decade, depending on how many people live in the home. By the time your water heater hits 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

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

Odd Noises

Booming or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that residue has built up on the foundation 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, resulting in higher water heating bills. It also means that the extra time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

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

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