Is it time to replace our water heater? Murphy’s law says, “If something can go wrong, it will and usually at the worst time.” No one really knows who Murphy was. The saying was first heard in the 1940s, but where it originated, no one knows. Some say Murphy was a pessimist; I think he was a realist. If I could rewrite a little bit of history, I would say, “If something can go wrong, then do something about it because something will happen at the worst possible moment.” Most Americans say, “If it’s not broke, then don’t fix it.” Have you ever thought, “Is there a good time for a water heater to break down?” The answer would be a resounding NO. One thing we don’t want is for our water heater to break down during the holidays, even worse Christmas day or Christmas Eve.
We Can Increase Our Water Heater Efficiency
Most of us drive our cars every day, we wash them, tune them up and care for them. Then that day comes when we trade it in for the new car. It’s faster, better looking, has all the latest technology and gets excellent gas mileage. Sometimes it’s the superb mileage that sells us. What’s interesting is that we use our water heaters every day and they barely get our attention, if at all. They sit in the corner of our garage providing hot water 24/7 365 days a year. We can increase water quality and efficiency by flushing your tank once a year but I never met anyone that has flushed their water heater.
It’s Time To Replace Our Water Heater
Like automakers, water heater manufacturers have improved technology on our water heaters significantly. Most water heater manufacturers have improved efficiency of 20% to 40% over the past eight to ten years. The average cost to repair a water heater is $483. According to ImproveNet, most homeowners spend between $244 to $576 nationally to fix a broken water heater. Lowes says that a new water heater lasts 8 to 12 years. They have also said that number would vary based on maintenance, quality, design, and location.
Easy Financing 12 Months Same As Cash
Water heater costs vary based on type and quality. For example, you could pay $3500 or more for a tankless water heater installed, while a storage heater around $1150 average. Again depending on the brand and size, these numbers will vary. Not every homeowner has that kind of cash set aside in their budget to dish out for a new water heater, so they would rather fix the old one regardless of the age. So when is it time to replace our water heater? At Big B’s Plumbing, we make getting a new water heater easy, with our 12 months interest-free financing, you can get the water heater you need in 12 easy payments.