Do I Need Hot Water Heater Service or Should I Schedule New Installation?

hot water heater service Don’t wait until a cold shower. Ask yourself these three questions to find out if you should schedule hot water service repairs or a new installation.

Water heater failure can be sneaky; most NJ residents have no idea that it’s about to fail…until they notice a leak or step into an ice-cold shower. But, based on your answers below, you’ll find out if your water heater can be repaired or if it’s time for a replacement.

1. How bad is it, really?

Some things are salvageable. If your water heater tank is corroded and leaking, that’s not one of them. Which leaves a new water heater installation your only option. Hot water heater service is best left for things like a leaking drain valve and pressure-relief valve repairs. Those are worth repairing.

As always, it’s best to weigh the costs of your repair against the cost of installing a new water heater. The cost for a new water heater will depend on a few things, including the make/model of the water heater, the size of the water heater and if you choose a tank or tankless water heater.

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If the cost of repairs is near half the cost of a new water heater, consider installation over repairs.

2. How old is the water heater?

Like all appliances, the older it is, the more repairs you could be facing. If you’ve been diligent about your annual water heater maintenance, your water heater lifespan will be much longer, but here are some averages to keep in mind.

For a storage water heater, expect between 10-15 years of reliable use.

For a tankless water heater, you can expect 20 years or more.

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If your water heater is still covered under warranty, it’s best to schedule for repairs. But, if your water heater is on its last leg and no longer covered under warranty, it will be more cost-effective in the long run to install a new water heater, instead.

3. Didn’t I just call in for hot water heater service?

How often do you find yourself complaining about the hot water at home? Not hot enough? Pressure too low? Water bills starting to skyrocket? Do you feel like you just called in for hot water heater service not too long ago?

If you feel like you’re experiencing hot water heater Deja Vu , it’s time to call your local hot water service company for an installation estimate.

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