When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts is here with a few signals to look for when choosing whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets routine maintenance, you can expect it to function around a decade, depending on how many people live in the home. Once your water heater is 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is streaming out rusty, it may be a signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could cause a leak, not to mention polluted water. Call an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that residue 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, creating higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you notice water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and inspect your system and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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