With every repair, you need to assess if the cost is worth your while. If you repair it now, will you be calling the technician back in a few months? If you’re torn, consider these factors:
How old is your water heater?
On average, water heaters last about 10 years, give or take. If yours is reaching the end of its lifespan, a new water heater might be your best bet.
We’ll let you in on a secret: if you repair your water heater as soon as an issue arises, there’s a better chance that you can salvage it instead of needing to replace it. At Master Rooter, we offer preventative maintenance so that you can keep your water heater for longer.
How much are you paying on your water bill?
Newer, commercial-grade water heaters have advanced energy efficiency. If you opt for a water heater replacement, you’ll probably end up saving money each month on your water bill.
Are you constantly running out of hot water?
It may be worth purchasing a replacement simply so that you don’t have to take another cold shower. By upgrading to a tankless water heater, you’ll never run out of hot water again.
Is it breaking down often?
Besides the cost of frequent repairs, the hassle of it can be a major inconvenience. At some point, you have to cut your losses and switch to a more efficient system.