Your home’s hot water heater is one appliance that no one pays much attention to—until it isn’t working properly, that is. Once that occurs, homeowners typically have the option to repair or replace the heater. While you are determining if the repair costs merit replacement, you might also consider these good reasons to replace your water heater rather than repair it.
The Tank Is Too Old
In some parts of the country, sediment can build up periodically in hot water heaters and cause damage. In other areas, temperature extremes and age can cause the tank to lose its ability to keep water warm without constantly being switched on. Both of these issues are possible to repair, but replacing that old tank with a well insulated, environmentally friendly tank may just pay you back in the form of lower electricity bills.
Tankless Makes More Sense
One of the most popular new water heaters for homes powered by gas or electricity is the tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters provide instant, on-demand hot water that doesn’t run out. Tankless water heaters are especially suited to large households—no more cold showers for those who wake up later! Though they come with a significant up-front cost, they can be money-savers in the long run by lowering your home’s energy bills.
American Home Shield can offer protection from unexpected water heater repairs and, in some cases, replacement. Find out how you can protect your budget and keep your daily showers comfortable!