When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts is here with a couple indicators to look for when determining whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives annual maintenance, you can expect it to last around 10 years, depending on how many people live in the home. By the time your water heater hits 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak happens.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is streaming out rusty, it might be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could result in a leak, not to mention polluted water. Contact an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that sediment has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your water heater will be less efficient and will have to use more gas or electricity to heat your water, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you discover water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Call 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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