Water Heater Repair Or Replace Guide

Posted on the 04 May, 2010 at 7:51 am Written by in Industry News & Opinion

To take the self test simply add the score from all the questions below. A total of 1-5 indicates repair, 10-15 recommends replacement. A score of 5-10 is determined by additional factors such as Growing Family Need, Guarantees, Energy Savings, Peace of Mind and Future Repair Costs.

Age of the Water Heater

Years 1-4 5-8 9-13 14+
Score 0 4 8 10

How often do you run out of hot water

Freq. Seldom Sometimes Often Always
Score 1 2 3 10

How long will you live in the home

Years 1-3 4-6 7-9 10+
Score 1 2 3 4

Current cost of repair

Dollars 0-$99 $100-$199 $200-$269 $270+
Score 1 2 3 4

Rust Corrosion

Freq. Light Moderate Extreme
Score 1 2 3