HWT Rental: does it make sense for a rental?
It's currently just over 10 years old, and I'm considering purchasing instead of renting the HWT. It's a Rheem 50 gallon (PV?) gas HWT, and the current rental comes out to about $32/month.
Does it make sense to continue renting the HWT if I'm renting out the place? It seems like quite a hassle to call a plumber to come look and fix the HWT, especially when I'm not there, instead of just calling Reliance and sending them out and have them do the repair for free.
On a side-note: would they replace the HWT for free now that it's > 10 years old?