Is Your Water Heater Getting Older?

No one wants a flood in their home! Replace your end-of-life water heater proactively!

Need to Replace Your Water Heater?

Like any appliance in your home, water heaters have a lifespan that they do eventually reach the end of. Traditional water heaters last 8-12 years and tankless water heaters generally last 20 years or more. If your water heater is reaching the end of its lifespan, don’t wait until you have a flooded mess in your home to replace it.

How to Tell Your Water Heater Might Need to be Replaced Versus Repaired?

Buying a new water heater is a big purchase for many homeowners. So we completely understand wanting to get the most life out of it. If your water heater isn’t performing and it’s less than eight years old, chances are good it can be repaired. Common problems we see are broken dip tubes, faulty burners, and failed heating elements. However, if your water heater is in that 8-12 year range or more, it’s probably time to replace it. And certainly if it’s already leaking, that means there is pressure built up inside the tank and it needs to be replaced immediately.

Have You Had Regular Water Heater Maintenance Performed Each Year?

Water heaters last longer when you have regular maintenance performed on them. There are a few things our technicians do when performing a water heater tune-up. First they’ll test the valves and the anode rod to make sure they’re functioning properly. Then they’ll drain the tank out and wash out the sediment. If this hasn’t been a regular part of your home maintenance, there is a chance your water heater won’t make it to those latter years of its lifespan. And even the best maintained water heaters do eventually need to be replaced.

Transparent Pricing and Expert Water Heater Replacement Technicians

When you need help right away with your water heater, it can be hard to know who to turn to. You can trust that when you call Bosque Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, you’re calling a locally owned and operated company staffed by expert technicians. We’ll always provide you with a quote before beginning any work and offer financing to clients who need it. And, we care about our New Mexico community and are always looking for ways to support the community, whether through donations of services, supporting local drives for supplies, and other community partnerships.

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Commonly Asked Questions About Water Heater Replacement

What are the most common water heater problems?

The main complaint that indicates that a water heater isn’t working properly is that the water isn’t getting hot, or isn’t staying hot for very long. Also as Albuquerque plumbers, we also hear the concern that the water temperature isn’t staying consistent. Any of these problems are an indicator that the water heater needs to be repaired or replaced.

What should I look for when replacing a water heater?

Replacing a water heater really is a job for a plumbing professional. You’re dealing with a pressurized tank, heavy equipment, and something that’s not easily learned from a YouTube video. To get help from an Albuquerque plumber, give us a call, day or night, at Bosque Heating, Cooling & Plumbing.

What is the lifespan of a hot water heater?

It depends on if you have a traditional or tankless water heater. Traditional water heaters usually last 8-12 years, so if your water heater in your Albuquerque home is 10 years old, it’s time to start thinking about replacing it. If you have a tankless water heater, you should hopefully be able to get a lot more life out of it—with expected life spans around 20 years or more.

How much does it typically cost to replace a water heater?

There is a wide range of prices when it comes to replacing a water heater. It also depends on if you’re replacing a traditional water heater with another one, or if you want to switch to tankless. Unlike other Albuquerque plumbers, we work with a variety of brands so we can give you a price range so you can choose an option that works best for your needs.

How long does it take to remove and replace a hot water heater?

It should take a licensed and experienced plumber in New Mexico about 2-3 hours to replace a water heater. Part of the time is draining the holding tank, and then they can get to actually removing and replacing the unit.

What are your hours of operation?

As an Albuquerque plumbing company that does emergency 24/7 repairs, you can call us at any time and get connected with someone who can help you. As for our office hours and normal operating hours, we’re open Monday-Friday 8 am - 6 pm and Saturday from 8 am - 2 pm.

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Cities We Serve

Bosque Heating, Cooling and Plumbing provides service in the entire Albuquerque metroplex area as well as Santa Fe, and most cities within about a one-hour drive from our headquarters in Albuquerque. Not sure if we can service your area? Just give us a call. Some common cities we serve are: