What’s ailing your Water Heater?
Is your water heater leaking? Are you experiencing fluctuation or loss of hot water? Is your water heater inefficient and costing more in energy bills? Do you find yourself going to the internet in search of a “hot water heater repair near me”? No matter the issue, call the expert plumbers at John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air. Our team has experience in all water heater repairs and replacement.
Replace or Repair?
Water heater repairs are a great option if the water heater is still within its warranty period. If regular water heater maintenance has been performed, then it should last far beyond its warranty. Small leaks from the temperature and pressure valve, or from the water lines supplying water to the heater, can almost always be repaired when the water heater is in good condition.
Sometimes, the heating mechanism, or thermocouple, will also fail leading to hot water fluctuations or loss of hot water entirely. Water heater repairs such as this can usually be performed within the warranty period and through the manufacturer. However, if the water heater is 8-10 years old, it will always be recommended that homeowners replace the system all together.
Older water heaters become inefficient and costly. Tank style water heaters also have the potential to leak from the bottom and cause flooding and costly water damage. If the water heater is dripping from the bottom, or is rusted and older, it is a sure sign it is time for a water heater replacement.
While some water heaters will perform well and last for many years, the typical lifespan for a tank style water heater is 8-12 years. Standard warranties usually extend within this range as well.