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 signs to look for when deciding 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 likely time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is flowing out rusty, it could be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could cause a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Ask an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign 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, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

If you notice water around your water heater tank, you might 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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