When your water heater is not functioning properly, you may wonder if it is time to replace it. Sometimes it is cheaper to keep your water heater, while at times it may be best to replace it. The question is how do you know which is the best decision. Well, the team at Blue Planet Drains & Plumbing has prepared a few things to look for when you are at this crossroad. Hopefully, these tips will help you to save money during the process.
Consider Water Heater Service Life
Water heaters manufacturers make water heaters with warranties lasting between 6 to 12 years. However, it is not uncommon for a homeowner to have a water heater endure up to 20 years (especially with regular maintenance). Apart from complete water tank failure, there are several repairable items on water heaters. If your water heater is within its warranty, it is often the better option to repair than to replace. But as you get further away from its warranty, repair parts may become more frequent. This could result in you paying more over time instead for an older unit which will eventually meet tank failure.
Repairs That Won’t Break The Bank
Most of the replaceable parts on a water heating unit are relatively inexpensive. Fixes involving thermostats, heating elements, electrical, anode rods, and electric components are significantly cheaper than replacing the unit. If your rests with one of these parts, check into a repair.
We’ve been called to fix the aftermaths of a lot of DIY water heater repairs and new unit installations. While the homeowners did gain experience, they were costly. Using incorrect procedures and parts can void a warranty even on a brand-new water heater. Your water heater is a vital part of your home’s comfort and an expensive appliance to replace. Leaving repairs and new installations to the pros may be the best option.
Blue Planet Drains & Plumbing guarantees all parts and labor preformed. We provide world-class plumbing services throughout Bonita, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Encinitas, La Jolla, Lakeside, Oceanside, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, and Rancho Santa Fe.