The first consideration you want to make when faced with either repairing your old water heater or buying a new one is that new water heaters are going to save you money – not just cost you. Today, we got smart and so we are more efficient in the amount of energy it takes not only to heat up your water, but in keeping it hot. The second most important tip is buying a water heater that your plumbing guy has parts for and can repair. Having an efficient water heater with a warranty is great; waiting three days for the parts to get in, is not! And then you have water heaters on sale, saving you money. Find out why that model is on sale – is it no longer being manufactured? Was there a problem with it? Ask your local expert first because he can save you from a lot of headaches and help you keep your money.