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should I replace my water heater

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My water heater is broken, should I replace it?
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Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Andy Lambert replied 11 years ago.
Only if you want hot water. 
Expert:  The Mystic Wave replied 11 years ago.


It depends on what's wrong with it and the age of the heater.

You may wish to find a service person to come out - perhaps giving you a free estimate. Then you should compare the cost of repairing or purchasing new...whatever is more practical - if repaired, how long will it last -would it be worth it? Or would it be better to buy a new one - especially with warranty? This can be decided upon once you have a service person come out.

Bright Blessings.

Peace, Love & Happiness,

The Mystic Wave

Expert:  Andy Lambert replied 11 years ago.
The only problem with having a service person come out to look at it is that the cost to have him/her come out may be half of what a water heater costs. Most gas hot water heaters can be had for a couple of hundred dollars. If you can install it yourself that's all it will cost you.