If you’re a homeowner in Burien or just about any city in King County or western Washington, you’ll know that having hot water available is not a luxury, but really a necessity. If you’re experiencing water heater issues, you’ll notice the effect right away.  Maybe the hot water runs out very quickly and doesn’t last long enough for even a typical shower, or the hot water sometimes comes and sometimes never does. Or perhaps you’re hearing unexplainable rattling noises coming from your water heater. Don’t wait until it gets worse or try to deal with not having hot water for cleaning, bathing, showering and more: call Pristine Plumbing today so we can help get you a brand new water heater!

How can you tell whether your water heater just needs some basic repairs, or should be replaced entirely? While replacement is always an option and new water heaters may save you money on your energy bill, depending on how good the condition of your current water heater is a quick repair may be fine. We can help determine the state of your water heater and make a recommendation if you are unsure. However if you haven’t had the chance to call us yet, here are some reasons that your water heater may be beyond repair, or that replacement may save you more money in the end or even help you sell your home.

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How old is your water heater? Like any appliance in your home, a water heater will eventually just get too old to function optimally. Typically water heaters will last for about 8-12 years, and newer heaters continue to get more energy efficient and reliable as technology develops. If you have a heater that is over 12 years old, it might be time to replace it as it is likely no longer energy efficient, and may be months away from failing altogether. Just like most things in life, your water heater will eventually be too old. These heaters do expire, with some lasting between 8 – 12 years. A heater that is more than 12 years old might have run its course and would need to be replaced. 

How long are you planning to continue living in your home?  If you have a heater that is getting close to expiring and you’re planning to stay in the house for many more years, investing in a high quality water heater will increase the home’s value, and you may as well do it before the heater fails entirely and it’s too late. Meanwhile even if you’re planning to move soon, depending on the housing market status in Burien, an old water heater may make your house more difficult to sell if inventory is high and buyers and low. However if the heater is functional for now, and there are very few houses available on the market, you may be able to get away with leaving the existing heater and still sell your house for a high value anyway. 

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If you are considering water heater replacement because you want to invest in your home, or your current heater is failing, call Pristine Plumbing in Seattle now! We are always here for our Burien homeowners and will help you make the right choice.