Your water heater is a hard working appliance.
If it’s more than 8 years old, it probably works harder and wastes more energy than any other appliances in the house.
So it’s at a higher risk of breaking down (because it’s old) and it costs you more money to run (because it’s not nearly as efficient as a new model), and it puts everybody in your family at risk of a dreaded cold shower on a dark January morning.
Do you want to be responsible for that?
Save money and give your family more reliable hot water
If your current water heater is more than 8 years old, you should probably replace it.
But if your water heater is more than 8 years old and you rent it, you really should replace it. The rental company will patch and repair that existing unit until it falls to pieces, and you pay for the inefficiencies of a patchwork water heater every month.
Sure, you might pay $20 a month in your rental fee, but it’s almost guaranteed you pay double that in your energy bill because of the inefficiencies of the unit.
The best solution is to invest in a water heater replacement today and stop paying for wasted energy.
Look before you leap
Take a look and see if your water heater really needs replacing, or if you take good enough care that it can last a few more years.
You can contact us to inspect your current unit, whether you rent or own it, and show you exactly what we see. When we take a look at your water heater, we consider things like:
- Properly maintained water heaters can last 15 to 20 years. Rental units are never maintained, only repaired. It’s one of the ways the rental companies make money. If your rental is older than 10 years and has any problem, it’s time for a replacement.
- Leaking around the base of the tank or at any of the seams or connections often signal the impending end for the water heater.
- Inconsistent hot water production, or none at all, is usually a symptom of an internal tank problem. If you own the tank, it should be replaced. Repairs for internal issues are prohibitively expensive. If you rent, your rental company will replace the tank when it breaks down for good. You’ll have to put up with a lot of hassle until then.
Insufficient hot water is sometimes a straightforward repair like replacing a heating element or the thermostat. But repairing an older hot water heater, in the long run, may not be the best action to take. Repairs often lead to more repairs, and more money spent.
Let’s sit down and discuss your options. We’re interested in building relationships, good reviews and 100% satisfied customers. That means our team looks out for your best interests.
If you want to save your family more $$$ in 2018, we can help. Call us for a water heater evaluation today.
You can avoid problems before they even start, and rest easier knowing there is plenty of hot water (and a few extra dollars) in your home.