When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Levy & Son Service Experts is here with a few indicators to look for when determining whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around ten years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. By the time your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it may be an indicator 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 determine if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that deposit 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, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the additional time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

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

Contact Us