If a water heater is in the attic over your living room, be proactive about replacing it. If you have great furniture that you want to keep or hardwood floors that you want to last forever, then make sure that you replace a tank-type water heater sooner rather than later. It is time to think about replacement once the unit is about 10 years old. Now if that water heater is in the corner of the garage and won’t damage anything except that cardboard box labeled, “Junk 1980,” then let it go until it leaks. THEN we can replace it for you.
Consider the cost difference between types of water heaters. Water heaters and tankless heaters cost more than traditional water heaters. Additionally, we sometimes need to increase the size of the gas line coming into the home in order to accommodate these newer water heaters. Installation time increases as well. In order to provide an estimate for tankless water installation, a technician must come to your home to give you an individualized estimate for your home.