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How Long Does a Water Heater Last?

Written on: March 6, 2023

Johnny Prescott can help you upgrade to a new, efficient water heater!

water heater service concord, nh Now is the perfect opportunity to reach out to Johnny Prescott and begin planning for a new water heater if yours is getting on in years.

Don’t wait until your water heater fails to replace it because a rushed decision in an already stressful situation is not ideal. What’s worse, you might have to bear the hassle and expense of cleaning up water damage if the water heater tank fails. Avoid this stress by replacing your unit before any potential issues arise!

One of the most frequent causes for a water heater breakdown is corrosion from sediment build-up inside your tank, which leads to deterioration from the inside out.

Life expectancy of water heaters

The lifespan of a traditional water heater with a tank typically lasts between eight to ten years, though the duration is greatly determined by how well it has been taken care of.

Here’s how to find out how old your water heater is if you are not sure of its age:

Look for the water heater’s serial number. It is usually located on top of the unit. It will start with a letter followed by a series of numbers. The letter indicates the month in which it was manufactured (“A” for January, “B” for February, etc.), with the immediately following numbers being the year. So, if your water heater’s serial number starts with “D15,” the “D” is for April, and the “15 is for 2015, meaning that your water heater was manufactured in April of 2015.

Age is not the only determinant of whether or not you need water heater replacement. If your current one has begun to show the below signs, it’s time to reach out to Johnny Prescott and discuss replacing it.

Advantages of tankless water heaters

Investing in a propane tankless water heater to replace your outdated model is an excellent way to upgrade your home and enhance the comfort of you and your family.

A propane tankless water heater can help you can save a lot on your monthly water heating bills compared to an electric model. When you realize that water heating makes up approximately 20% of your home’s energy costs, you can see the difference the energy efficiency of a propane tankless water heater could make for you!

With a traditional tank-style storage water heater, the only hot water available is what’s stored in the tank. This means that your system will constantly be reheating and maintaining the temperature of this stored water to ensure you have it whenever necessary, which is an energy consuming process.

Unlike traditional tank water heaters, a tankless system only warms the water when it’s required. This can drastically reduce your energy use for water heating and also gives you with an unlimited supply of hot water!

Do you have questions about replacing your home’s water heater? Get in touch with the pros at Johnny Prescott and we’ll be happy to help you!