A broken water heater can be a major inconvenience for you and your family. Besides causing ice-cold, uncomfortable showers, a broken water heater can lead to extensive water damage. At Gotelli Plumbing, we’re experts at repairing broken water heaters. But if your water heater has burst, is in need of frequent repairs or is past its life expectancy, it might be time to replace it instead. Luckily, we can help you determine whether or not it needs to be replaced and pinpoint a new model that is right for you. Then, we’ll take care of the installation process to get your hot water restored in no time.
Determining the Right Water Heater for You
Choosing the right model is vital if you want a long-lasting and reliable water heater that works for your home and family. If you get a water heater that is too small for your needs, its life expectancy will be considerably shorter due to the extra strain — and it will likely need frequent repairs along the way. Not to mention, if your water heater is too small, you and your family are going to be fighting over who gets to shower first! Our technicians can evaluate your home, needs and budget to find the best water heater for you and ensure everything is done correctly.
When to Consider Water Heater Replacement
When it comes to water heaters, it can be dangerous and costly to keep using them past their life expectancy. The average water heater lasts 10 to 13 years, so it’s important to keep track of your system’s age. If it’s 10-13 years old — or even older than 13 years — it might be time for water heater replacement. You should also consider replacing your water heater if it displays these signs that it’s nearing the end of its life — even if it isn’t 10 years old yet:
- It’s in constant need of repairs.
- You are only getting cold or lukewarm water.
- There’s visible damage to the water heater tank, including rust.
Benefits of Replacing Your Water Heater
There are also a number of benefits that come with replacing your water heater. For instance, replacing the appliance sooner rather than later means you will be spared the hassle of a burst water heater, which can happen if a damaged system that needs to be replaced continues to run. When an old water heater bursts, it can result in extensive water damage throughout your home or business.
Other benefits of replacement include better temperature regulation and increased home value, which is perfect whether you’re planning to stick around or getting ready to sell your house. Just imagine not having to fight over who gets a hot shower every day! Replacement can also save you money on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint because new water heaters are much more energy-efficient than old ones. The environment and your wallet will thank you for investing in a new water heater.
Let Gotelli Plumbing Handle the Water Heater Installation
If you’re ready for a new water heater or aren’t sure if repair or replacement is the better option for you, contact Gotelli Plumbing! We’ll ensure you’re getting the right water heater for your needs, and we’ll take care of the entire water heater installation process. We make sure the work is done right the first time and guarantee optimal plumbing services for all San Rafael area residents.
Contact us today for more information or to begin a service request.