Water Heater: Time to Repair or Replace?

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Water Heater: Time to Repair or Replace?

Strange noises coming from your water heater? Is the temperature of your hot water fluctuating day-to-day? Noticing leaks coming from your water heater?

These are all common problems that occur with water heaters. But how do you determine whether it’s time to repair or replace it?

It’s possible your water heater is simply wearing out from many years of use, and it’s time for a new one. Check out these advantages of having a new water heater.

Here are a few tips to help you decide.

Crackling and popping sounds in your water heater

It’s not uncommon for a water heater to make noise – like crackling and popping. And it may be a simple fix like having it checked by a professional and draining the tank of sediment that has built up. 

Pressure Relief Valve or Anode Rod

Let’s say your water heater simply needs a new anode rod or new pressure relief valve. Instead of buying a new unit, this can be an easy fix for a professional. Or if you take the necessary precautions, you can buy the part and install it yourself.

How old is your water heater?

If your water heater is approaching its 10th year of use, it may be nearing the end of its life. Water heaters tend to fail around this age, so if your water heater is having a problem, and it’s old, rather than spend money on repairs, it may be a good time to replace it.

Damage has occurred to the tank

While a pipe or pressure release valve can be replaced, damage to the tank is more serious and cannot be repaired. At this point, you’re better off replacing the entire unit.

Are you having water heater trouble? Agentis is ready to help – and we’re running a special on water heaters.