How often do you think about your water heater? If you’re like most homeowners, the answer is probably, “not very much.” While you’re not alone, it’s not a good idea to wait until something goes wrong with this system to start thinking about it. And when something does go wrong with it, you’ll be left to decide if it’s worth repairing or if you should invest in a replacement.
A general rule of thumb on that matter is that a water heater in disrepair should be upgraded when it’s reached about 15–20 years, or if it’s showing signs of corrosion.
That leads you to an important question: what should you replace that water heater with? Sure, it’s easy to just buy another standard storage tank water heater, but that’s not your only option. Have you ever considered going tankless? Read on as we talk about the pros and cons of both.