When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? Freschi Service Experts is here with a few signals to look for when choosing whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around a decade, depending on the number of people living in your home. When 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 streaming out rusty, it may be a signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could result in a leak, not to mention impure water. Call an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.

Odd Noises

Booming or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that sediment has built up on the bottom 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 additional time spent heating your water could result in more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

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

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