We sometimes joke about how a water heater isn’t the most exciting of purchases and how you’d probably rather invest in something a bit more flashy and fun. We always follow that up by reiterating the fact that your water heater, exciting or not, is essential. That means that an eventual replacement is a must—you are not likely to decide that you can actually go without one in your home. But when is the right time to commit?
That’s the question our Sunny Plumbers are addressing in today’s post. We take your 100% satisfaction with your water heater seriously, and that 100% satisfaction is just what we aim for—and achieve!—when we replace water heaters for our valued clients throughout the area. So keep the following information in mind, reach out if you have any questions, and be sure to schedule your water heater replacement in Las Vegas with a member of our team.
Consider the Age of Your System
Some homeowners mistakenly operate under the idea that the age of their water heaters is the most important factor to consider when it comes to replacing them. That’s not really the case, though. There are many factors that may pair with system age to influence the decision, but “it’s old” on its own isn’t really enough to justify a replacement. Remember, routine maintenance goes a long way, and there is no reason why you can’t keep a system up and running well beyond its average lifespan if you care for it properly.
Now, there are situations where a water heater may be replaced in part due to its age. There are a few different scenarios in which the age of your system may be the final nail in the coffin. However, there are also instances in which the age of your system isn’t the issue at all, and replacing a new water heater is the right move. Confused? It’s a complex matter, so keep reading!
Consider Its Efficiency
Hot water is a necessity, not a luxury. The fact that you need hot water doesn’t mean that you should settle for paying a very high price for it, though. If your water heater just isn’t efficient enough, and your wallet is being hit hard, then replacing it is probably the way to go. Low efficiency itself can be a complex matter, though
If your system was efficient but it’s old and no longer functioning very efficiently, that’s a clear case where age + another issue = replacement. However, you may also have a relatively new water heater that is functioning well, but which has a low efficiency rating. You may have opted for a cheaper price tag over efficiency at the time of purchase. If you can afford to now, replacing that system, counterintuitive as it may be since it’s working decently, can benefit you in the long run.
Consider Its Reliability
Did you have to schedule a single water heater repair last year? Okay, that’s reasonable. Have you scheduled a single water heater repair a few years in a row, now? Or multiple repairs in one year? There are plumbers out there that are going to keep a system limping along for you. There are some that are going to say you need a replacement, because it’s a money maker for them.
We’re here to strike the balance between those two options. There comes a point where we may be able to repair a system, but due to age or overall condition, the cost of doing so just isn’t justified. That’s the Sunny Plumber difference.