Making the Decision to Have a New Water Heater Installed

If you live in North Central Ohio and need repairs done on your water heater this summer, you may consider just getting a new water heater to replace the one that needs repairs. If you are trying to make the decision to get a new water heater installed, here are a few things to consider before making the commitment!

  • How old is your water heater? If your water heater is under eight years old, consider keeping it for a few more years. If your repairs aren’t that expensive, it may benefit you to get a few more years out of your current water heater.
  • Do you have rust in your water? If your water heater is rusty on the inside, the best thing you can do is get a replacement. Once the interior protection of a tank water heater is worn down and starts to rust, your tank is in danger of holes and leaking. If the leak is major, everything inside your water heater will end up on your floor. If your tank already leaks, it should be removed from your home so that you can avoid structural damage and the potential for mold damage.
  • If your water heater doesn’t work and it isn’t your heating element or thermostat, get a plumber to check it, it may be a simple fix. Or, you could just have a water heater that won’t work any longer. It’s time for a new one at this point.
  • If the sediment is so bad in your tank that your drain valve won’t open, if this is the case, it is probably time for a new water heater.
  • If you are ready to upgrade because a plumber quoted you a high rate for repair services, sometimes it is simply better to get rid of the old one and get something better. If the repairs are too expensive, it may be worth it to make the investment on a new water heater for peace of mind.

You can choose from a replacement or consider a tankless unit as a change. Either way, have a plumber from The Trenchless Guys in North Central Ohio help you decide on the right water heater for your home!