Depending on how large it is and what you need it for the most, the water heater you own might be some what bulky and difficult to work with. If it’s also old and broken down, or if it doesn’t work well anymore, then you might need to replace it. The question is, when are you forced to do so, and when can a basic heater repair handle the situation at a more advantageous cost?
Fixing your heater can be justified if the problem isn’t a serious one. For instance, a relatively new electric heater that simply has some issues with its electronic system can typically be repaired by just replacing some cheap components. However, if an important component of an electric or gas heater, such as the heating element or the main chamber is damaged, then you might be better off replacing the whole thing.
The most important time to replace your water heater, however, is when a professional Denver plumbing technician inspects it and tells you that it needs to be replaced because of a safety or functionality issue that either creates a hazard for those around or would be too expensive to fix. In such cases, it’s best to start looking for a new heater instead of relying on even the most dependable and experienced repair technicians.