When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some indicators to look for when deciding whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to function around a decade, depending on how many people live in the home. When your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak happens.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it might be a signal 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.

Weird Noises

Rumbling 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 demand more gas or electricity to heat your water, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the extra time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, which could cause 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 examine your equipment and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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