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When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some indicators to look for when deciding whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets standard maintenance, you can expect it to operate around a decade, depending on how many people live in the home. By the time your water heater hits 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 flowing out rusty, it may be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could result in a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Call an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that deposit has built up on the base of the tank. This means your equipment will be less efficient and will demand 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 cause more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

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

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