When Is It Time To Replace Your Water Heater?

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Water heater issues are not a problem until you notice a huge puddle in your basement, or you turn on your shower and the water is icy cold. That raises one very important question: Should you repair or replace your water heater? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • When Is It Time To Replace Your Water Heater?
  • Water heater issues are not a problem until you notice a huge puddle in your basement, or you turn on your shower and the water is icy cold. That raises one very important question: Should you repair or replace your water heater? Below is a guide that will help you decide when to replace your water heater:
  • Diagnosing Water Heater Problems
  • The conventional water heater is very simple. The cold water comes inside of the tank and is heated using a gas burner or an electric element. The temperature of the water heater is regulated using a thermostat. The temperature usually ranges from 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Pressure builds up inside of the tank when the water heats. The pressure sends the hot water out of the tank when you turn on the tap. There are only a few things that can go wrong with your water heater because it only has a few moving parts:
  • Thermostat Is Broken
  • Pilot light goes out
  • Heating element or burner fails
  • Valve Sticks
  • Having any of those parts replaced or repaired is relatively inexpensive. Plumbers can fix the problem for $150 to $300. However, you will probably be buying a new water heater in the near future if your water heater is more than 10 years old.