Should you replace your water heater? D&K Home Services by Enercare is here with a couple signals to look for when choosing whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.
If your water heater gets routine maintenance, you can expect it to last 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.
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.
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, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the additional time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.
If you notice 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.