Should I Replace or Repair My Water Heater?

As with anything in the plumbing and drain business, every situation is different because people’s homes are different, and they have different equipment. So, if you are wondering whether to replace or repair your water heater, check out the video below to learn more…

How Long Do Water Heaters Last?

The average lifespan of most water heaters is about 10 years. If your water heater breaks down after you have had it for 8 years, it might make more sense to replace it with a new one. If you have a break down with a 3-year-old water heater, repairing it might be the best option.

However, we always leave this decision up to our customers. We do our best to give you the information you need to make an educated choice but the choice is always yours.

What Types of Water Heaters Are There?

There are many different makes and models for water heaters; each has its own efficiency and cost.

  • Gas Water Heaters
  • Electric Water Heaters
  • Direct Vent Water Heaters
  • Power Vent Water Heaters
  • Tankless Water Heaters

The type of water heater you choose is really up to you. If you are looking for a specific goal like energy efficiency, we can help you choose the best type for you.

Water Heater Manufacturers

  • Rheem
  • Ruud
  • A.O. Smith
  • Bradford White
  • Whirlpool
  • And Many More

When it comes to the manufacturer, it is still up to the customer’s preference, but we always recommend the Rheem brand.

Most water heaters come with the same warranties, which is about 6 years.

Learn More About Water Heaters with Reliable Plumbing and Drain

If you want to learn more about water heater repairs or which water heater is best for your home or business, contact us today!

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