Water Heater Repair Longview TX: Should You Repair Or Replace Your Water Heater?

water heater repair Longview TXYour water heater is one of the appliances in your home that works beautifully for years and years – until it doesn’t and you’re left trying to figure out how to take a cold shower without actually getting wet.  Water heaters, gas or electric, are fairly simple appliances with a limited number of things that can go wrong with them.  In fact, when you call us at Bird Dog Plumbing water heater repair Longview TX, we can diagnose and fix your problem quickly.  But when should you have your water heater repaired and when should you have it replaced?

Repair your water heater if it is fairly new and normally works well.  Problems with water heaters that are less than ten years old can include broken thermostats, malfunctioning heating elements, valves that stick and pilot light or circuit breaker problems.  All of these are all fixable and should cost you less than a new water heater.

Replace your water heater if your tank is corroded or cracked and is leaking water.  A leaking tank is not something that water heater repair Longview TX can fix.   Although corrosion normally happens to older water heaters and is the result of minerals in the water, there are a number of reasons newer water heaters can crack or leak.

Repair your water heater if it is still under warranty and the repair cost will be covered.

Replace your water heater if it is more than ten years old.  After ten years of service, the heater is only functioning at 50% efficiency plus spending money on repairing an old unit is not cost effective.  You will be putting money into a unit that probably has very little life left in it.  In addition, finding parts for an older unit will get harder every year.

Repair your water heater if you simply like how it works and don’t want to change it.  This is an acceptable option If you are willing to pay for the repairs.

Replace your water heater if you want a new, more energy-efficient water heater or one with a larger tank.  You don’t even have to wait until your heater breaks down to replace it with a newer unit.

When your water heater stops heating your water, call us at Bird Dog Plumbing water heater repair Longview TX at 903-225-2272 (NO EXTRA CHARGE ON SATURDAYS).  We can diagnose and repair your gas or electric water heater problems or replace your old heater with a new, more energy-efficient one.

Water Heater Repair Longview TX
Bird Dog Plumbing LLC
2206 Balsam St
Longview, Texas 75605

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