When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? D & K Heating Service Experts is here with a couple signals 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 function around 10 years, depending on the number of people living in your home. By the time your water heater hits 10 years, it’s probably 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 might be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention polluted water. Ask 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 bottom of the tank. This means your equipment will be less efficient and will demand more gas or electricity to heat your water, resulting in higher water heating bills. It also means that the additional time spent heating your water could result in more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you could have a leak. Ask an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can supply you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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