When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? Rob's Albertan Service Experts is here with a few indicators to look for when determining whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater has annual maintenance, you can expect it to operate around a decade, 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 happens.

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 cause a leak, not to mention impure water. Ask an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that deposit has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your equipment will be less efficient and will require 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 produce more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and inspect your system and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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