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"Ask Adam" Adam has been in the HVAC industry for over 40 years. He has been involved in all aspects of the business from service to sales. His main interest is in customer comfort. Do You Have A Noisy Water Heater? Adam Kern, Owner Official Heating & Cooling Like most appliances, water heaters are taken for granted until there is a problem. While most homeowners have their HVAC equipment maintained on a regular basis, water heaters are usually not checked out. The quality of the water has a lot to do with the longevity of a water heater. The average lifespan is 10-15 years. Homes with private wells usually have more sediment deposits as compared to Lake Michigan water. The typical noise we encounter is a rumbling or bumping noise when the burner is on. Sediment settles at the bottom of the tank and with time it solidifies into a mass. As the water is heated this mass starts to float around the bottom of the tank. Every time it hits the side of the tank it creates a noise. This is what most people describe as a rumble or bump. Once the sediment has solidified it is impossible to get rid of it. Sediment buildup will cause a loss of efficiency and also diminish the lifespan of your heater. If you are planning on replacing your old heater make sure that you drain 1-2 cups of water from the new heater every month. This will eliminate most sediment and prolong the life of the tank. If you have any HVAC questions, call 800-350-HVAC (4822) or email adam@officialhvac.com Bella says: Wishing everyone a safe and happy Independence Day! SALE! OFFICIAL OFFICIAL Heating & Cooling 800-350-HVAC (4822) officialhvac.com PRE D EACTORY AUTHORSZED DEALER NATE 4 Time Honoree Carrier BBB A Tumthepert "Ask Adam" Adam has been in the HVAC industry for over 40 years. He has been involved in all aspects of the business from service to sales. His main interest is in customer comfort. Do You Have A Noisy Water Heater? Adam Kern, Owner Official Heating & Cooling Like most appliances, water heaters are taken for granted until there is a problem. While most homeowners have their HVAC equipment maintained on a regular basis, water heaters are usually not checked out. The quality of the water has a lot to do with the longevity of a water heater. The average lifespan is 10-15 years. Homes with private wells usually have more sediment deposits as compared to Lake Michigan water. The typical noise we encounter is a rumbling or bumping noise when the burner is on. Sediment settles at the bottom of the tank and with time it solidifies into a mass. As the water is heated this mass starts to float around the bottom of the tank. Every time it hits the side of the tank it creates a noise. This is what most people describe as a rumble or bump. Once the sediment has solidified it is impossible to get rid of it. Sediment buildup will cause a loss of efficiency and also diminish the lifespan of your heater. If you are planning on replacing your old heater make sure that you drain 1-2 cups of water from the new heater every month. This will eliminate most sediment and prolong the life of the tank. If you have any HVAC questions, call 800-350-HVAC (4822) or email adam@officialhvac.com Bella says: Wishing everyone a safe and happy Independence Day! SALE! OFFICIAL OFFICIAL Heating & Cooling 800-350-HVAC (4822) officialhvac.com PRE D EACTORY AUTHORSZED DEALER NATE 4 Time Honoree Carrier BBB A Tumthepert