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What Is That Sound Coming from My Water Heater?

Posted: December 18, 2018

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Your propane water heater works hard to provide the hot water your need for your taps and appliances – and it usually does it without much in the way of complaint.

But sometimes your water heater gets rather…well, vocal – and that’s usually a sign of trouble.

A conventional water heater (one with a tank) typically lasts about 10 years or so* (a tankless water heater can last nearly twice that long); once it nears that decade mark (or sooner, if it’s having problems), it might start making noises that you aren’t accustomed to hearing.

Here are four sounds your water heater might make, and what they mean for your equipment:

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* Want to know how old your heater is? Here’s a trick: look for the serial number on the manufacturer’s sticker. The first letter in the serial number corresponds to its month of production; the first two numbers its year of production. For example, in the serial number D082738598, “D”, the fourth letter in the alphabet, corresponds to April, the fourth month. The number “08” represents the year. The water heater was produced in April 2008.