Replace Repair Fix Water Heater Ontario CAWater heaters are generally ignored until you suddenly have no hot water or puddles under your unit. Repair or replace?

How do you decide?

If your unit is just a few years old, repair may be more cost-effective. However, a conventional storage-tank water heater nearing the end of its 8-10 year life should be replaced if you see any of these signs:

• If you hear boiling and popping noises
• Pilot light on gas water heater flickers out
• Circuit breaker for an electric heater trips
• Burner or heating element fails
• Thermostat breaks
• Valve sticks

Repairing or replacing any of those parts is relatively inexpensive. But if the tank is more than 8 years old, or leaking, replacing your water tank is the proactive solution. New models are up to 20% more efficient and can save up to $700 in energy costs over the life of the heater.

So, be proactive! If you know your water heater is approaching retirement, don’t wait for a leak to tell you.

Call Dave if you’d like a check up. If replacement is the solution, take advantage of Budget Rooter’s water heater special.