When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few signs to look for when determining whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

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. When your water heater is 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is flowing out rusty, it may be a signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention impure water. Call an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.

Strange Noises

Thundering or thumping 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 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 result in 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. Ask an expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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