When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Komfort Air is here with some signs to look for when deciding whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around 10 years, depending on the number of people living in your home. When your water heater is 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously think about 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 an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could result in a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Ask an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.

Strange Noises

Thundering or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that sediment has built up on the base of the tank. This means your equipment will be less efficient and will have to use more gas or electricity to heat your water, resulting in higher water heating bills. It also means that the additional 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. Call an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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