Should you repair or replace your water heater?

We rely on our water heaters each and every day. Whether you are taking your morning shower, washing your laundry or doing the dishes, you need hot water in order to do so. When your water heater stops working, you need to know if water heater repair is worth your time and money or if it is time to throw in the towel and replace your water heater. The following is a list of signs that  you need to replace your water heater:

#1. Your water heater is over ten years old. 

It would be nice if water heaters could last forever, but unfortunately, they need to be replaced every ten years or so. If your water heater is over ten years old and it isn’t working properly, your best bet is to replace it. Even if you are able to repair it, you will just have to spend the money to replace it sooner rather than later anyway. Need help figuring out how old your water heater is? Just look at the serial number. The first letter is representative of the month that you bought your water heater. For example, “D” is the fifth number in the alphabet and May is the fifth month. The next two numbers are representative of the year that you bought your water heater. Keep in mind that these date codes can vary, so check out your water heater’s manufacturer’s website to be sure.

This is just one of the many signs that it is time to replace your water heater. Want to learn more? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog.