When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Winnipeg Supply Service Experts is here with a few signs to look for when choosing whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

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. Once your water heater hits 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is flowing 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 breakdown.

Odd Noises

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 have to use more gas or electricity to heat your water, resulting in higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

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.

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