Is it time to replace your water heater? Norrell Service Experts is here with a few indicators to look for when deciding whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.
If your water heater receives annual maintenance, you can expect it to operate around 10 years, depending on how many people live in the home. When your water heater hits 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.
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 produce a leak, not to mention impure water. Call an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.
Thundering or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that residue 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, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.
If you discover water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Ask an expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.