When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? McKinley Heating Service Experts is here with a couple indicators to look for when choosing whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around a decade, depending on how many people live in the home. Once your water heater reaches 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 streaming out rusty, it could be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could result in a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Contact an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that residue has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your equipment will be less efficient and will have to use more gas or electricity to heat your water, creating higher water heating bills. It also means that the extra time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

If you notice water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Contact an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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