When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Jack Nelson Service Experts is here with some indicators to look for when deciding whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater has standard maintenance, you can expect it to function around 10 years, depending on the number of people living in your home. Once your water heater is 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.

Rusty Water

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

Strange Noises

Thundering or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that residue has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your water heating system 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 extra 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. Contact an expert plumber to come out and inspect your system and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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