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How Long Does a Water Heater Last?

There is nothing more refreshing than a warm shower, especially during the winters, this is why water heaters have been an essential appliance in almost every household.

However, similar to any other electrical appliance, they have a limited lifespan. If you want uninterrupted hot water for your showers, it would be nice to keep tabs on your water’s age, to know when to replace or repair your water heater.

According to Electronicshub, knowing the exact lifespan of a water heater can be challenging as it depends on several factors like age, usage and others.

But if you want to know the lifespan to keep the tabs on your water heater, then you will find the answer in this article.

Generally, the average lifespan of water heaters is around 10 to 15 years. The time duration however may increase or decrease depending on several factors. In addition to that, the average life duration of water heaters also depends on the type you are using. Water heaters are available in two types, tank and tankless.

Lifespan of Tank Water Heaters

On average, tank water heaters last 8-12 years. It can last up to 15 years if it is properly maintained. An anode rod is built into the tank to attract corrosive elements from water. This protects its interior lining.

The rod becomes useless after a long time of use with the tank water heater (about ten year). The rod is then destroyed by the corrosive particles that settle on the tank’s interior, including its bottom. The tank could then start leaking.

Lifespan of Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are more durable than traditional tank heaters thanks to their advanced technology. They have a lifespan of approximately 20 years. Some heaters can last up to 30 years if they are properly maintained.

This heater heats water at the right time, so it is called “on-demand heater.” They don’t need to run constantly to heat water, which increases their life expectancy. Although tankless water heaters are susceptible to corrosion, this happens more slowly.

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