When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? McElroy Service Experts is here with some signs to look for when determining whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets standard maintenance, you can expect it to operate around ten years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. By the time your water heater reaches 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 might be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention polluted water. Call an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.

Odd Noises

Booming or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that deposit has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will have to use more gas or electricity to heat your water, resulting in higher water heating bills. It also means that the extra time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

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