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Water Heaters: Repair or Replace?

Make a Smart Investment in Your Home and Comfort With Taylor Gas!

water heater repair marylandToo many people put off replacing their water heater until it fails. Then they are in a pickle and are forced to make a fast decision on what to replace it with.

If your water heater is showing its age, or you have noticed some problems, now is the time to call on the experts at Taylor Gas. Our knowledgeable, skilled service technicians will provide a FREE estimate if you choose to upgrade.

We sell, install, maintain, and repair top-quality, high-efficiency water heaters, including propane tankless water heaters.

Signs That Your Water Heater Needs To Be Replaced

Your water heater is old. The average lifespan of a conventional water heater with a tank is about 10 years. And if it has not been professionally maintained, its life expectancy can be considerably shortened.

Higher energy bills. If your energy consumption is increasing and you don’t know why, your water heater may be to blame. If it begins to fail, the unit won’t be as efficient at heating up water for usage. It will work harder and consume more energy in order to keep up with your water heating needs. A propane tankless water heater can cut your water heating energy costs by one-third or more!

Big repair bill. If repairing your water heater costs more than 50% of the price of a new water heater, it’s time for an upgrade.

Rusty water. This is an indication that your tank, has started to corrode and likely to fail soon.
Leaks. If you notice water on the floor under or around the water heater, this is a sign that it’s nearing end-of-life.

Strange noises. If your water heater is making gurgling or growling noises, that is usually a sign that sediment has built up in your tank. That sediment can cause tank failure.

When to Repair a Water Heater

Your water heater is still under warranty. If this is the case, most if not all of the repair costs should be covered by the manufacturer.

It is still operating efficiently. If your water heater is newer and still efficient, and the repair costs are less than half the cost of replacing it, repairing may be the smart move. Our experienced service technicians will give you an honest appraisal of your situation.

You can trust Taylor Gas with expert water heater installation, maintenance, and repairs. Contact us for all your water heating needs!

Written By: on August 9, 2021