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When to Repair Or Replace A Water Heater?
There are a lot of different things that determine when to repair or replace a water heater. There a lot of different parts on a water heater than can be repaired or replaced. The Age of the water heater does depend on a lot for example if your water heater is 8 years or older, It is a better idea to Invest in a new one versus repairing the issue when another issue may arise after the repair is complete. If the water tank is leaking that is something that can not be repaired and the water heater will need to be replaced. We service all different types of water heaters and brands so feel free to give us a call to see what we can do for you.
Repair Or Replace?
According to the different type of manufacturer’s the average life expectancy of a water heater is about 8 to 12 years. There are a lot of different factors that go into how long the water heater will last such as the quality of installation, if and when any maintenance has been done and also the type of water that is being ran through the heater. Hard, soft. If you notice that your water heater is over 10 years old and it is starting to leak or it is not working as it did such as having to turn the temperature up constantly most likely its probably time for a replacement. if your water heater is less than 8 years old a tune up might do the trick. A simple tune up is inexpensive and does not take long to preform and can have it working like new in no time.
Can Tunes Up Be Done?
Yes! tune ups can be an option for a repair. Not all water heaters need to be replaced. A water heater is just like a lot of other appliances out there where simple upkeep will keep it running for a long time. A professional tune up will help to keep everything working as it should and keep the long run repair costs down. Without simple maintenance the water temperature can drop over time as that happens the cost to run the water heater increases making it less energy efficient. So if you are on the fence i suggest getting a tune up done and have your water heater looked over to make sure it is running as it should and saving you on energy costs.
So what should I Do?
So what should i do? should i replace or repair? How do i know if its the right time to replace my water heater. Well like mentioned before the age has a lot to do it with because unfortunately they do not last forever but giving the right set or circumstances they should be able to live out their entire life span and not miss a beat. Here are some maintenance tips you can use to help your water heater life a long and healthy life
2 times a year drain the water heater and then refill to help get rid of the sediment that will stay on the bottom of the tank.
Make sure to lift the pressure relief valve periodically to make sure it lets water into the drain pain so you know it is working properly
Lowering the temperature of the water heater when it is not in high use is a good idea as well it will help to keep the cost down as well.
so if you still are not sure if you should replace just give us a call and one of our technicians can come check out your situations and see what we can do for you and give you the best possible recommendations for your situation>