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Water Heater Repair & Installation in Baton Rouge

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Water heaters experience constant daily use, and problems can arise with the unit over time. When you need help with a water heater problem, you can count on the pros at Sunshine Plumbing & Backflow Prevention, Inc. 

We have more than 14 years of experience repairing and installing water heaters in Baton Rouge Louisiana and surrounding areas. 

If your water heater needs to be repaired or replaced, call (225) 230-2507 for quality services.

When to Repair vs Replace Your Water Heater

Deciding whether to repair or replace your water heater depends on various factors, including the age of the unit, the extent of the damage, energy efficiency, and cost considerations.

Here are some guidelines to help you make an informed decision:

  1. Age of the Water Heater: If your water heater is approaching the end of its expected lifespan, which is typically around 8 to 15 years depending on the type and model, it might be more cost-effective to replace it rather than investing in repairs.
  2. The Extent of Damage: Consider the nature and extent of the issues with your water heater. If the problems are minor, such as a faulty thermostat, a leaking valve, or a worn-out element, repairs may be a reasonable option. However, if the tank is leaking or there is significant corrosion, replacement might be necessary.
  3. Energy Efficiency: Newer water heaters are often more energy-efficient than older models. If your current water heater is not energy-efficient and is costing you more in utility bills, it might make sense to replace it with a more efficient unit.
  4. Cost of Repairs vs. Replacement: Compare the cost of repairing the existing water heater with the cost of purchasing and installing a new one. If the repairs are expensive and your water heater is old, it might be more cost-effective in the long run to invest in a new, more efficient model.
  5. Frequency of Repairs: If your water heater requires frequent repairs, it may be a sign that it's reaching the end of its lifespan. In such cases, you might save money in the long term by replacing it with a more reliable unit.
  6. Changes in Water Needs: If there have been changes in your household's water usage, such as an increase in family members, you may need a larger capacity water heater. In such cases, replacing the existing unit with a larger one may be more practical.
  7. Available Tax Credits or Incentives: Check for any available tax credits or incentives for upgrading to a more energy-efficient water heater. This could help offset the cost of a replacement.

In summary, if your water heater is relatively new and the issues are minor, repairs may be a good option.

However, if the unit is old, inefficient, or experiencing major problems, replacement might be the more prudent choice.

It's often a good idea to consult with a professional plumber to assess the specific situation and provide recommendations based on your circumstances.

Who Fixes Water Heaters?

When water heater problems arise, a licensed plumber can fix them. Local plumbing companies regularly fix plumbing and water heater issues so they are your best options for water heater repair or installation services.

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