Because hot water is necessary year-round, it’s important to make sure your water heater is always working! With colder weather here and only getting colder, New Hampshire residents should begin looking for signs of damage to their system. Any signs of damage will help to determine if your water heater simply needs to be repaired or if you’ll need to replace it.

  • If your home’s water heater is older than 15 years, you’ll need to replace it. Systems that make sounds like clanging are a sure sign you need a new one. If your system shows signs that it is performing slow, not making hot water for example, you’ll need a new unit.
  • If you can hear your water heater making creaking or knocking sounds, you’ll want to have it inspected by a professional. Usually, when you hear noises like these, there is a buildup of sediment in the water tank. This buildup of debris is what causes the noises.
  • If your home’s water seems to be a bit rusty, this could be from your water heater rusting on the inside. To see if it’s coming from your system, you can drain the heater and if after the 3rd bucket it’s still rusty, it’s safe to assume there is a problem with your water heater.
  • If you water heater is surrounded by water, it might have a leak in the tank.

If you’re unsure if your water heater needs to repaired or replaced, contact the professionals at A+ Plumbing, Heating & Cooling! We can be reached by calling (603) 518-5777 or by filling out our online contact form.