When to Replace Your Water Heater

Should you replace your water heater? Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning is here with a few signals 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 function around ten years, depending on how many people live in the home. By the time your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak occurs. 

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 create a leak, not to mention impure water. Ask an expert plumber to have them see 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 signal that sediment 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 result in 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. Contact an expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary. 

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