When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple signs to look for when choosing whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives standard maintenance, you can expect it to operate around ten years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. When your water heater hits 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak happens.

Rusty Water

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

Strange Noises

Thundering or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that residue has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will demand more gas or electricity to heat your water, creating higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could result in more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

If you discover water around your water heater tank, you may 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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