It can sometimes be hard to know whether you should opt for water heater repair in Okotoks or if you need to think about stepping up and buying a whole new unit. You do not want to keep spending money on repairs but also do not want to put out a lot for a new model. Here are a few ideas that you can keep in mind to determine how you should proceed:
- The age of your water heater. Most tanks last about 10 years and tankless units can go for over 20. If your tank is near the upper range in age, it may be wise to replace it, especially if repairs have become more costly.
- Higher water heating bills. If you keep having to turn the temperature higher on your tank to get the same water temperature, your heater is not as efficient as it once was. It must work harder to achieve the same results, which makes your bill go up.
- Frequent repairs that are becoming more expensive. Consider a cost-benefit analysis. The 50% rule is a great tool to use, which is when a repair costs half of what it would cost to replace, it should be replaced instead of repaired. Even if a fix does not fall in this category, your water heater’s age and how often repairs must be made should be part of your decision.
While upgrading may result in a more significant cost at the outset, you will likely save money with the new unit’s high efficiency and have much less need (or none at all) for water heater repair in Okotoks. Call High Mark Plumbing at (403) 407-5750 to speak with one of our expert technicians.