Not sure if it’s time to replace your water heater? Don’t wait for it to start leaking to get a new one. If your water heater is over 12 years old, it’d probably be a good time to replace it – but that can cost you $3,000 to $4,500. It may be easier, and more affordable, to extend the life of your water heater with a few repairs first. Here is some general water heater 101 information to help you decide what’s best for you.
If it’s been a while since you’ve looked at water heaters, you’ll soon notice that there are three main types: storage tank, tankless (on-demand) and a heat pump. This is just one of several things you’ll need to decide when purchasing a new water heater:
These are a few common parts that may need replacing:
Our Water Heater Repair Help page has great troubleshooting information, maintenance tips, FAQs and even videos that show you how a water heater works. And remember, RepairClinic.com has millions of parts available for same-day shipping and we offer a 365 return policy guarantee.