Is your water heater in need of replacing? McKinley Heating Service Experts is here with a couple signs to look for when choosing whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.
If your water heater gets routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around a decade, depending on the number of occupants in a home. Once your water heater hits 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak happens.
If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming 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. Contact an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.
Thundering 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 require more gas or electricity to heat your water, creating higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.
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.