When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

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

Age

If your water heater has standard maintenance, you can expect it to operate around a decade, depending on the number of people living in your home. By the time your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it might be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could create a leak, not to mention impure water. Contact an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Odd Noises

Booming or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that sediment has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your water heater 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 additional time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

If you notice 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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