You read that question and the first thing that popped into your head was money, right? Well, you’re partially correct: you shouldn’t spend too much on your water heater when the option of replacing it is more cost-effective. But we’re not just talking about money.
There are other things that homeowners can waste when they end up going all in for a system that’s on its way out. For instance, your time is incredibly valuable. We could give you some wise proverb about how you only live once, and time is more important than money, but you probably already understand that. If your water heater in Glassboro is causing you to waste time, money, and your valuable comfort, then you might need to replace it.
Let’s talk about your options. You could get your problematic water heater repaired, but how long will those repairs last until something else happens? Perhaps replacement is the best way to go, and our team can help you make that decision.
How Much Money Should Water Heater Repairs Cost?
This is a good question, but one we can help you answer. The truth is that depending on the type, size, and model of your water heater, repairs will differ. For instance, a large family with a decently sized water heater will need to spend a good chunk of change on the repairs for that system when they encounter something wrong.
However, this knowledge should be made available to you when the system is installed. You shouldn’t be afraid to ask a professional how much you should be budgeting to spend on repairs for the future.
Also, keep in mind that if you’re spending excessive amounts of money on repairs, and it seems like the whole system is falling apart, then you might need a replacement and not a repair. This can often be more cost-effective than repairs!
How Much Time Should You Spend on Your Water Heater?
How much time do you want to spend on your water heater? If you’re bored and enjoy learning about your water heater, then maybe you’re better off spending more time with your system.
However, many people are busy and have a lot of other important matters to attend to. Your water heater might be lower on your priority list. Spend only as much time as you need to on your water heater, and let us take care of the rest!
How Uncomfortable Should Your Hot Water Be?
The answer to this question is more strict than the others. For money and time, if you’re willing to spend it on your water heater, then we won’t complain. However, for basic sanitary purposes and so that your appliances can function properly, your water should be able to reach nominal temperature levels.
If not, you might be hurting some of your appliances (like your dishwasher and your laundry machine) as well as harming your home’s sanitation. Hot water is a necessary part of washing and cleaning things, and if your water can’t reach the temperatures that it needs to (even if you’re okay with a cold shower) you might run into problems with mold, mildew, and bacteria spreading.