When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? R & M Climate Control Service Experts 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 gets annual maintenance, you can expect it to last around ten years, depending on the number of people living in your home. Once your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak happens.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it may be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could result in a leak, not to mention impure water. Ask an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that deposit has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your equipment will be less efficient and will require more gas or electricity to heat your water, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the additional time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

If you discover water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Ask 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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