Should you fix or replace your hot water unit? The typical age of a hot water unit before it needs replacing is generally 10 years. However with advancements in technology, some are now expected to last for longer.
If you’re having issues with your hot water system, here are a few useful tips:
- Have a look at the length of your product warranty for guidance. For example, some gas continuous flow units come with a 12 year warranty, so they are expected to live a bit longer.
- If you are finding you are constantly running out of hot water, your unit may be too small for your needs. It’s a good idea to discuss the option of a larger unit with your plumber.
- If your unit is relatively young but having problems, it may need either repair or replacement if the unit isn’t performing to your expectations. Talk to a local plumber about the options for repair or replacement.