When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some signs to look for when deciding whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets routine maintenance, you can expect it to last around a decade, depending on the number of people living in your home. By the time your water heater hits 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.

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 cause 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.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that residue has built up on the base of the tank. This means your equipment will be less efficient and will have to use more gas or electricity to heat your water, creating higher water heating bills. It also means that the extra time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you could have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and inspect your system and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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