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When to Replace Your Water Heater

Is your water heater leaky, unreliable, or just not functional? If so, it could be time for a change. The Best Plumbing team is available to help Seattle area homeowners with water heater repair and replacement. We can inspect your water heater, evaluate the problem, and propose a solution that meets your needs.

Repair or Replace?

Not sure whether your water heater needs a quick fix, or a complete replacement? Many water heater issues can be repaired, especially if your heater is less than 10-12 years old. If your water heater has been well maintained over its life, it probably doesn’t need to be replaced unless there is a serious issue. A professional plumber should be able to examine your situation and tell you if your home needs a new water heater.

Another reason to replace your water heater is for greater energy efficiency. If you currently have an older water heater, a newer and more efficient model could help you save on energy costs.

Choosing a New Water Heater

There are several things to consider when choosing a new water heater. Here are a few important factors that may affect your choice:

  • Volume (gallon capacity) – how much water can the water heater hold?
  • Recovery rate – how many gallons of water can it heat in an hour?
  • Size (dimensions) – how much space do you need for the water heater?
  • Energy efficiency rating

If you’re not sure where to start, you can always check your existing water heater stats and look for a similar model. Best Plumbing can also provide suggestions about what type of water heater may best suit your home and needs.

If you think your water heater might be on its last legs, give us a call! Best Plumbing is proud to serve homeowners in the Seattle and Bellevue areas. We’ll be able to identify the problem and recommend either repair or replacement, depending on the situation.

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