When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? All American Air Service Experts is here with a couple signs to look for when choosing whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater has annual maintenance, you can expect it to function around 10 years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. Once your water heater is 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak happens.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is flowing out rusty, it could 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 check if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Odd Noises

Booming or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that sediment has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heater will be less efficient and will demand more gas or electricity to heat your water, resulting in higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

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

Contact Us