When to Replace Your Water Heater
Is it time to replace your water heater? Winnipeg Supply Service Experts is here with some signs to look for when choosing 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 a decade, depending on the number of people living in your home. When your water heater hits 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.
If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is flowing out rusty, it could be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention impure water. Contact an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.
Booming or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that residue has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will require more gas or electricity to heat your water, resulting in higher water heating bills. It also means that the extra time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.
If you notice water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Ask an expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.