At best, a failed water heater stops making hot water. At worst, the structure fails and dumps water all over the floor. If you have an older unit, or if you’re not getting hot water anymore, it’s time to call our team to schedule a water heater repair or service for your Edmond home.
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Don’t Ignore These Water Heater Issues
No one likes to think about replacing their water heater, but if you notice any of the following signs, it means your water heater is about to fail and it’s time to start shopping.
- Lukewarm water
- No hot water
- Rust-colored or murky water
- Rust around the tank
- Banging noises
- Water leaks
Keep an eye out for these signs of water heater failure and call a hot water heater replacement company right away.
Should You Repair or Replace Your Water Heater?
Your water heater is like any other appliance in that it’s built to last a certain amount of time and eventually needs replacing. Most of us would rather repair a water heater to save money, but sometimes replacement is the right choice. Here’s how to know if your Edmond home needs a water heater replacement.
- Age: Most water heaters are built to last about 10 years, after which time it’s best to consider replacing it.
- Increase in water bills: If your water bill goes up unexpectedly, it could be your water heater is aging and has become inefficient.
- Repair frequency: If your water heater breaks down frequently, you’re better off getting a new water heater installation to save money in the long run.
- Repair cost vs. replacement: Apply the 50% rule here, which says if the cost to repair your water heater is 50% or more than the cost of a new unit, getting a new one is more cost effective.
If you’re still not sure what to do, call our reliable hot water heater repair plumbers in Edmond and let us assess the state of your water heater.
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How to Extend the Life of Your Water Heater
While the average water heater is built to last about 10-12 years, you can ensure it provides years of dependable service and avoid sudden failure if you maintain it. The best way to do that is to call a reliable water heater maintenance company and have them perform routine maintenance at least once a year.