When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Atmostemp Service Experts is here with a few signals to look for when choosing whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives annual maintenance, you can expect it to last around ten years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. When your water heater hits 10 years, it’s probably 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 could be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce 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.

Odd Noises

Booming or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that residue has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your water heater 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 notice water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Call 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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