When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some signals to look for when choosing whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

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

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is flowing 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. Contact an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.

Odd Noises

Booming or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that residue has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your water heater will be less efficient and will require 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 cause more damage on your tank, possibly generating 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 inspect your system and they can supply you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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