What is the life expectancy of a water heater
Replacing a water heater can be a hassle, and quite costly depending on the type of replacement needed. The life expectancy of a water heater is usually between five and ten years, depending on certain factors such as the quality of the model, the installation and maintenance of the unit.
Quality of Installation
The installation of a water heater can determine whether or not it will have frequent issues. It should be installed upright, in a well-ventilated area and placed in an area easily accessible for maintenance. Being installed incorrectly could cause structural stress, rusting and leaks. Also, living in areas with higher mineral content in water can shorten the lifespan of a water heater, because the mineral buildup causes blockage and can lead to other issues.
Regularly flushing the water heater can decrease the chances of having mineral buildup, and it can also lead to the water heating faster. Call your plumbing professional to check your unit for age and maintenance needs.
In short, the quality and care you give to a water heater ultimately determines how long your investment will last and water heater installations should only be performed by trained professionals. To schedule a water heater installation, replacement, maintenance check or for any questions, we encourage you to call us at (702) 382-2478.