The Ultimate Guide to Water Heater Repair and Replacement
A water heater that is acting up is a problem we experience regularly in life. Nothing is worse than taking a cold shower on a cold morning! Having seen many faulty water heaters, we put together this guide to aid Connecticut homeowners in diagnosing their water heater problems. We are here to educate you on your water heater needs and help your repair the old tank!
How Long Do Water Heaters Last?
According to HomeAdvisor, traditional hot water heaters last approximately 10 years. And after so many uses, water heaters are not worth repairing and are better off being replaced. When the tank gets corroded, and the anode rod and heating elements start to fail, it might be time to replace you water heater with a new one. You might also want to consider the benefits of a tankless water heater, too. While a plumbing professional can replace a bad thermostat, a tank that gets corroded needs to be replaced. Corrosion is the biggest enemy to water heaters and “hard” water will speed up corrosion of your tank. If you have hard water, you might want to consider installing a water softener to remove the hard elements in the water.
Here are some of the common water heater problems we see in Connecticut homes and businesses…
It is best to maintain your tank over time so you do not need to replace it. We offer water heater tank maintenance service in Connecticut. Some of the common maintenance services we perform on water heaters are as follows:
Due to the cost of replacing a water heater, many homeowners elect to repair their water heaters first. Some of the common repairs we perform are: sacrificial anode repair, pressure relief valve repair and heating element repair. All of these repairs will extend the life of your water heater as long as they are performed in a timely manner. When your tank is corroded, however, it is usually best to replace it. At that point, a repair service could cost just as much as getting a new water heater.
Water heater problems are a nightmare for many homeowners. We pride ourselves in educating our customers on their options and guiding them in the best direction to save money. We also offer financing on new water heater installations and tankless water heater installations to soften the blow financially. Need to talk about your water heater, call us today! (203) 937-2772