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Houston Water Heater Repair or Replacement?


It sure is nice to relax in a hot shower or soak in a hot bath after a hard day at work. Can you imagine how difficult it would be to wash your dishes if you did not have hot water? Just like any other appliance in your home, your water heater has a lifespan. In some cases, all it takes is a Houston water heater repair instead of a replacement to keep you in hot water. The good news is that if you must replace your hot water heater, today’s modern designs are far more efficient than models manufactured even a few years ago.

Most water heaters can be repaired, but if your unit has been serving you for more than eight years, you would probably benefit from replacing it with one of the new, energy-efficient models. Sometimes, the components of a newer water heater might still be under warranty, so the cost of a repair would be minimal. You would only have to pay for the labor of a Houston plumber to make the needed repairs. However, if your water heater has already been through a few repairs, it is probably pragmatic to spring for a new, energy-saving model that will pay for itself in the long run through lower monthly bills and less frequent repairs.

The main question is how much would a repair cost? Is it smarter to try to get a few more years of service from your current heater or to replace it? Sometimes, old water heaters can be beset with one problem after another in a sort of domino effect. Emergency service calls can add up, and you could spend as much on a few repairs as a new unit would have cost.

Some problems cannot be repaired, such as if your main water tank becomes corroded and begins to leak. A leaking water heater simply cannot be saved. You can extend the life of your water heater with periodic flushes from an experienced Houston plumbing company. This flushing removes the sediment that begins corroding the unit.

Santhoff Plumbing is an experienced company with an A+ Better Business Rating and many years of satisfied customers. We know how to repair older heaters. We also know when the time is right to switch to something modern, such as a tankless model. Tankless heaters save energy because they do not keep a large reservoir of water that needs to be heated on an ongoing basis. They heat the water as you need it. They effectively cut wasted energy down to zero. Give us a call at (713) 360-2185 if you need an emergency service call or yearly flushing. We can also provide information about the exciting new advances in the water heaters that we install and service.

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