Water Heater Repair and Replacement Plan

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Unexpected home repairs are the downside to owning a home. As a homeowner, you live life knowing that it’s your responsibility to deal with broken home systems. Take your water heater for example. If you need a water heater repair or a water heater replacement, you’re going to be faced with both the hassle of no hot water for showering and laundry, and the costly repair bills that come along with it.

That’s why HomeServe offers water heater repair and replacement coverage. When you’re armed with a water heater repair and replacement plan, and a water heater emergency occurs, you don’t have to shell out the big bucks to fix it.

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What Is a Water Heater Repair and Replacement Plan?

With the Water Heater Repair and Replacement Plan from HomeServe, you can help protect yourself from the cost and hassle of emergency water heater repairs. The plan covers the costs to repair or replace a tank-based electric, natural gas or propane water heater that is damaged due to normal wear and tear. If your water heater can't be repaired, the balance of your annual benefit can be applied to a like-for-like replacement.

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What Does a Water Heater Repair and Replacement Plan From HomeServe Cover?

Having water heater coverage can help homeowners, like you, deal with inconvenience and costly repair and replacement bills that can come along when a water heater breaks down. When you wake up one morning to a cold shower, your first place to check is the water heater. While it may be hard for you to figure out what’s wrong, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that water heater repair and replacement plans from HomeServe cover:

  • Burner supply tube and assembly
  • Drain and gas valves
  • Pilot light
  • Temperature control
  • Main burner

In addition, this water heater repair and replacement coverage provides multiple service calls, up to $850 of covered costs to repair or replace a tank-based electric, natural gas or propane water heater that is damaged due to normal wear and tear. If your water heater can't be repaired, the balance of your annual benefit can be applied to a like-for-like replacement.

When you’re prepared with a water heater repair and replacement home warranty plan from HomeServe, you will have the coverage you need and the peace of mind knowing the experts are on their way to help fix your covered hot water heater problem.

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What Can Water Heater Problems Cause?

Having a water heater breakdown can cause you to have to put daily life on hold. When this happens, homeowners quickly realize all the things they use hot water for and it can mean you and your family will have to go without hot showers, laundry, cooking, and more. And if not addressed quickly, a water heater leak could cause damage to your home. Some of the telltale signs of water heater problems include:

  • Banging or rumbling noises from the tank
  • Hot water that looks red or yellow
  • Unusually high energy bills
  • A sudden decline in hot water temperature
  • No hot water/ice cold water from your faucets
  • Leaking around the tank

When you have a water heater repair and replacement plan from HomeServe in place, and your water heater needs repair or potentially, to be replaced, you simply call our 24/7 repair hotline. No worries. We’ll send a professional to address the water heater issue.

Is a Water Heater Repair and Replacement Plan Worth it?

Little known fact: water heater problems are common and can be expensive. So it makes sense to prepare with water heater coverage. Having a water heater home warranty plan in place means you don’t have to worry about paying hundreds of dollars for covered repairs. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing damage to your home resulting from water heater problems will be addressed by an expert.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will a home warranty replace a water heater?

    Depending on the home warranty coverage, water heater replacement may be available.
    Once you’re enrolled in a water heater repair and replacement home warranty from HomeServe, we can help you manage water heater repairs (and replacement) quickly and affordably. Whenever a covered issue occurs, just give our 24/7 repair hotline a call. We’ll send a local, expert contractor who can help you with your water heater issue. And covered repairs are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for one year.

  • How long should a new hot water heater last?

    Based on some manufacturer's suggestions, Lowe’s states that the life expectancy of a water heater is about 8 to 12 years. This estimate can depend on the type of water heater (for instance, tankless water heaters can last sometimes up to 20 years), the location within the home and the design of the unit, quality of installation, maintenance schedule and water quality.

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

    Once again, the answer depends on the type of water heater, the size, the design and other factors.

  • Can I replace my water heater myself?

    While some people are handy and have the right tools to replace their broken water heater, it is not recommended that you DIY a hot water heater replacement. It is usually best to leave a water heater replacement up to an expert, a licensed plumber or contractor.

  • Should I repair or replace my hot water heater?

    It’s hard to tell unless an expert takes a look at your water heater problem. Water heaters can occasionally be repaired by replacing a few key elements. Replaceable parts include:

    • Burner assembly
    • Heating elements
    • Valves
    • Thermostats
    • Thermocouples
    • Igniters
    • Motors

    Water heater repair is many times recommended if:

    • The water heater is less than ten years old
    • A replaceable part is failing

    Water heater replacement is many times recommended if:

    • The unit is more than ten years old
    • It has not been properly maintained over the years
    • It is showing signs of wear listed below
  • What are the signs that you need a new water heater?

    If not addressed quickly, a failing water heater could cause damage to your home. Some of the obvious signs of water heater problems include:

    • Leaking around the tank
    • Banging or rumbling noises from the tank
    • Hot water that looks red or yellow
    • Unusually high energy bills
    • A sudden decline in hot water temperature
    • No hot water
    • Ice cold water running from your faucets

What HomeServe Customers Have to Say

  • Manhasset, NY (Peter)

    “ Our technician was excellent. He was knowledgeable, professional and helpful. He fixed the original problem and resolved other issues he found along the way. We are so grateful he came.”

  • Grand Prairie, Texas (Craig)

    “We had a tankless hot water heater installed by another plumbing company. We used it for 30 years and it never worked right. After filling a warranty claim our service provider came out and identified seven mistakes from the previous installers. The system has worked perfectly ever since he fixed the install. We have now used them two other times for other plumbing needs and they are our plumbers for life. On time, professional, courteous and fixed right the first time. Highly recommended.”

  • Lincolnton, NC (Jerry)

    “ Love this company. The people they sent were very helpful and did a great job.”

  • Glendale, AZ (Shan)

    “ I had excellent service from your tech. He removed the old water heater, installed the new one and cleaned everything up. Thank you!”

Disclaimer: Coverage not available everywhere. Plan benefits, limitations and exclusions vary. To find specific plans available in your area, please use the zip-in feature on our site.

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