When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Donelson Air Service Experts is here with a couple signs to look for when deciding whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives standard maintenance, you can expect it to operate around ten years, depending on the number of people living in your home. When your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is streaming out rusty, it could be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention impure water. Ask an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.

Odd Noises

Booming or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that deposit 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 cause more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you notice 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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