When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Eveready Service Experts is here with a few signals to look for when choosing whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around 10 years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. Once your water heater hits 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.

Rusty Water

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

Strange Noises

Thundering or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that deposit has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your water heater 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 cause more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

If you notice water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Ask 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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