October 30, 2015

Water Heater Life Expectancy

Repair? Or replace? No, repair. No, wait, replace. Repair! … Replace? I don’t know. Help me make the right choice, please! Deciding whether to repair or replace your old water heater can be difficult and stressful. A typical water heater life expectancy is about 10 years, according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Naturally, there is a tipping point at which it’s hard to see the long-term value of the price to repair an older water heater. That’s when the cost of repair is too high and the expected remaining life of your hot water system is too […]
October 12, 2015
What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

Want to have some fun? Let’s go shopping for a major home appliance! How about a water heater? But before we go shopping to select a new water heater, first we have to figure out what size water heater we need. Plus, we have to determine which type of water heater we want. Types of Water Heaters First Hour Rating on Storage Tank Water Heater EnergyGuide Label If you are replacing an existing water heater, in most cases your old unit includes a water storage tank. The simplest replacement scenario would be to swap out the old water heater with […]
October 6, 2015
When To Replace Water Heater

When To Replace Water Heater

You are ready to shower. You have no hot water. You go to check on the problem. You discover your utility room floor is flooded. As you stand there ankle-deep in water, you think, “When is a good time to replace my water heater?” That’s a great question, but maybe not the best time to ask it. Out of Site, Out of Mind Unless you’ve just run out of hot water, you normally don’t think much about water heaters. But, if you own one, you will eventually need to think about it. The amount of thought we recommend you give […]