A water heating system may serve you for a substantial period of time. However, it reaches a point in time when the heating system requires to be replaced. There things to look out for in order to know when to replace your water heater.
Whenever the tank begins to leak, for heating systems that contain storage tanks, then it is high time you bought another heater. This is because the tank will only begin to leak if the material making it up becomes very weak. Therefore repairing it will only last for a short while. Instead of using up a lot of money on repairs, it would be wise to purchase a new system altogether. This will save you unnecessary stress and money.
When you taste water that has been heated and it leaves a metallic taste in your mouth, then the system’s life is coming to an end soon. This should work as a warning sign for you to start preparing yourself for further action to acquire new systems. The metallic taste is from the metal used to make the tank or the pipes that either drain water from the tank or they bring in water to the tank.
The presence of residue in the water after it has been heated is another sign of imminent failure. The residue may be made up of different substances that make up the different parts of the system. If you experience residue in the water, then you better prepare yourself for new system installation.
When the laws of a state change regarding to energy efficiency of different appliances and your heating system does not comply, then it will need to be replaced. Contravention of such laws may lead to high penalties that may even be more expensive than a new heating system. If you are not sure on the compliance, it is advisable to seek advice from the experts beforehand.
Another indication of the need for replacement of the heater is when it can no longer serve the needs of your home. If you have to heat the water severally for all the needs to be met, you may consider purchasing a larger system. The level of disparity between your met and unmet needs will help you in size determination of the new system.
To find out more about when to replace your water heater, you may need to talk to experienced people who have dealt with this for long. Therefore you may call us to get further advice or to inquire about anything concerning replacement of water systems.