How Long Do Water Heaters Last?

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water heater service hollywood, md Making an informed choice when selecting a water heater can have substantial effects on your home’s comfort and energy efficiency.

Investing a bit of time to choose the ideal water heater could potentially save you hundreds of dollars yearly. After all, it’s responsible for about 20% of our energy costs! Knowing that, wouldn’t it be wise to make sure you select the most cost-effective one?

If your home’s water heater is nearing the end of its life expectancy, don’t hesitate to reach out to Taylor and start prepping for a replacement. Don’t wait until it’s too late to replace your water heater. Not only will you be rushed into making an important decision while stressed, but you may also have to handle the headaches and costs that come with dealing with any resulting water damage if, unfortunately, the tank fails.

The most pervasive cause of water heater breakdown is the corrosion inside the tank from sediment buildup.

Water heaters and their life expectancy

The average lifespan of a traditional storage water heater with a tank is approximately 8 to 10 years, but the life expectancy can vary depending on how well it was maintained.

If you don’t know how old your water heater is, here’s how to find out:

Look for the water heater’s serial number., which is located at or near the 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 “C14,” the “C” is for March, and the “14” is for 2014, your water heater was manufactured in March of 2014.

Whether it’s age or other factors, when your water heater is displaying any of the following issues, don’t hesitate to contact Taylor for service so we can help you start the replacement process.

Upgrade to a tankless water heater!

By choosing a propane tankless model for your water heater replacement, you’ll make a smart investment in your home and its value.

If you’re trying to reduce your monthly energy bills without sacrificing comfort, investing in a propane tankless water heater is the perfect solution. This option is not only a cost-effective solution, but by selecting it, you are also doing your bit to reduce environmental impact.

A regular storage water heater with a tank is not the most energy-efficient option, as it continually reheats the same quantity of hot water to provide you with consistent access to hot water. This method uses more energy and drives up your energy costs.

Unlike traditional water heaters, tankless versions operate on demand – heating water only when you need it, and for as long as you need it. This makes for considerable energy savings!

Get in touch with Taylor to get started on upgrading to a new, high-efficiency propane water heater!