When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? A1 Chesney Service Experts 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 routine maintenance, you can expect it to last around 10 years, depending on the number of people living in your home. When your water heater is 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak happens.

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 cause a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Call an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that residue has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your equipment 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 result in more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Contact an expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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