When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Donelson Air Service Experts is here with a couple indicators to look for when determining whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

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

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it may be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Ask an expert plumber to have them check 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 result in more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

If you notice water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Contact 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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