When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Peachtree 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 has standard maintenance, you can expect it to operate around 10 years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. By the time your water heater is 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is streaming out rusty, it might be an indicator 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 determine if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Strange Noises

Thundering or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that sediment has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will require 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 produce more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

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