Is it time to replace your water heater? Komfort Air is here with some signs to look for when determining whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.
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 occurs.
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 impure water. Ask an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.
Rumbling 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 equipment will be less efficient and will require 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.
If you see water around your water heater tank, you could have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.