When to Replace Your Water Heater

Is it time to replace your water heater? Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning is here with a few signs to look for when deciding whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system

Age 

If your water heater gets annual maintenance, you can expect it to function around ten years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. By the time your water heater is 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak occurs. 

Rusty Water 

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

Strange Noises 

Booming or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that sediment has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will demand 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 result in more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks. 

Water 

If you notice water around your water heater tank, you could have a leak. Ask 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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