Should you replace your water heater? All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple indicators to look for when choosing whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.
If your water heater has annual maintenance, you can expect it to last around ten years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. Once your water heater is 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak happens.
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 create a leak, not to mention impure water. Call an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.
Booming or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that sediment has built up on the bottom 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 extra time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.
If you see 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 give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.