Use This 5 Question Quiz to Determine if You Need a New Water Heater
Most people rarely think about their water heater – and most of the time that’s fine. However, if there are signs that it is time to replace it, it is better to act sooner rather than later. If not, you could end up spending more money in emergency repairs than if you had just replaced it. Read on to learn the five questions to ask yourself if you are considering replacing your water heater. Then contact The Stanley Louis Company at 800-217-6527 for help.
- Does Your Water Heater Break Down Often?
- Have You Skipped Maintenance on Your Unit?
- Do You Plan to Sell Your Home?
- Do You Lack Hot Water?
- Do You Want a High-Efficiency Option?
If you are dealing with a series of breakdowns then you may be better off putting your money into getting a new unit rather than propping up an older unit. Depending on the malfunction, replacement often makes more sense than repair. For example, if you have an issue with a pressure release valve, we can generally fix that quickly and affordably, while a tank leak due to rust would likely warrant a new unit. You can trust The Stanley Louis Company to give you an honest assessment of your best options.
As your water heater gets older, the shape that it is in will be related to the amount of maintenance it has received. Think of it like an old car: It may survive, but without proper maintenance it will not be in great shape. If a water heater is flushed out, inspected, and serviced on the recommended intervals, then it will likely last longer than a unit that was never serviced.
It is generally easier to sell a home that has new appliances than a home with older features. In some cases you may not make back the money you’d spend installing a new unit but in others you might. For example, if you are in an area in which younger homeowners are more likely to buy, they typically want turn key properties and properties with eco-friendly features. Installing a solar water heater can kill both birds with a single stone and make your home more attractive to them.
If you do not have enough hot water then it is a given that you should, at a minimum, have your hot water heater serviced. It may be that your unit has outlived its usefulness or it may be that you have more people needing hot water at the same time. Either way, it’s time to contact The Stanley Louis Company.
Today’s hot water heaters are far and away much more efficient that older models. You may be surprised by how much you can save just by replacing your older water heater with a new model.
If you have answered yes to just one of the above questions then it is time to contact The Stanley Louis Company at 800-217-6527 to find out what your options are.