A lot of homeowners are faced with a question whether to go water heater replacement or repair. There are cases where repairing is a better option but there are also some where a replacement is inevitable. Below is some information to help you decide on which is the right choice considering the condition of your heating system.

Personal and Professional Maintenance

The most common reason why water heaters fail is due to lack of maintenance. The maintenance you need is one that you do by yourself and one that you leave to the experts.

The maintenance that you could perform for your water heater is cleaning the tank every two months in order to prevent various types of sediments from forming at the bottom.  You also have to check the pipes leading in and out to the water tank and the heating system. See to it that no water is leaking on these lines.

At least once a year, you need to get the service of professional plumbers to check the condition of your water heater. With this, if there are minor issues, it could be fixed immediately preventing it from becoming a major concern. When a heating unit is maintained properly, it would surely work efficiently for a long time.

If ever you are using your heating system for more than 5 years already, it would be best that you have it professionally maintained twice a year. Experts when it comes to water heating systems could effectively do some changes in your heating unit to make it work more efficiently and become energy-efficient.

Benefits of Maintenance

The main reason why you need your water heater to be maintained regularly is for it to run efficiently for many years. With this, you don’t have to worry that much about increase in your energy bill. There is also a great chance that an expert could stop a problem in your water heating unit that is not obvious yet.

When to consider replacement

If the problem that your heater experiences is beyond repair, it is the time for replacement.  For the replacement, see to it that you consider a heating system that is better compared to what you previously had.

Also, ensure that the installation is done by the right plumbing contractor. With this, you could be sure that the installation is done right and following the standard.

For your water heater replacement or repair needs, call Orange County Plumbing. We are always ready to do the job and it would be our pleasure to help you with the installation. Our plumbers are all professionals and licensed so you don’t have to worry about anything regarding their competency in doing their job. They work fast but still with high level of efficiency.

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