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. Have a look at your 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. In this case it’s a good idea to discuss the option of a larger unit with your plumber. If your unit is relatively young, repair might be the best option.
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- Factors to consider when buying a new hot water system
- How do I choose the right plumber?
- Rebates and initiatives
- What do I check before calling a plumber?
- How can I maintain the shower temperature?
- Replacement vs repair
- I'm renting and my hot water unit isn't working, what should I do?
- How much will it cost for a new Hot Water System?
- Extending the life of your unit
- Can I adjust the temperature on my continuous flow?