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How Long Can I Expect My Water Heater To Last?

showerhead-waterQuestions that we get from our homeowners are things like “How long can I expect my water heater to last?” or “How long should my water heater last?” These are two great questions, and we want to give them the time and attention they deserve. Your water heater can’t last forever, but it can last you a considerable amount of time. There are certain factors that directly affect your water heater’s lifespan.

We’re the experts when it comes to water heaters in Orlando, FL. We’re available to help you when it comes to any lingering questions you might have, capacity issues, repair needs, and more. Just get in touch with us when you’re looking for quality work.

A Water Heater’s Expected Lifespan

Your water heater should be able to last you around 10-15 years. Most manufacturers on the market agree with this standard. We also know that when you buy a water heater that you’re expecting it to last you about this long. It really wouldn’t be financially responsible to expect a water heater to last you any less than this.

What we want you to know is that the quality of your water heater over these 10-15 years can greatly differ. There are some external factors you should consider when it comes to keeping your water heater in pristine condition over the course of those 10 to 15 years.

Other Factors To Think About

Here are a few other factors that contribute to the potential lifespan of your water heater:

How You Use It

The thing about water heaters is that they’re heavily used in every single home. Your water heater is typically responsible for about 17% of your home’s overall energy usage. We know that you’re using it, but it depends on how you’re using your water heater.

Make sure that the temperature of your water heater is within a reasonable range. Don’t think that you can overwork your system and not pay for this eventually. Even if you’re comfortable with the price of your monthly water bill, you’re going to notice your system break down before its time.

The Frequency of Your Maintenance

You want to maintain your water heater on regular basis. When we speak about water heater maintenance, we find that people think we’re only speaking about tank water heater systems. While these systems require a higher level of maintenance because they need to be completely flushed, they’re not the only ones who require maintenance.

Your tankless water heater needs to be checked on every now and then as well. The frequency depends on your home. We’ll help you determine what’s right for your space.

Your Water Quality

What’s your home’s water quality like? Most homeowners in Orlando struggle with a considerable amount of mineral content and contaminants in their homes. Yours might be so bad that it’s negatively impacting the performance of your water heater though. We can help you determine if this is the case and fix your system as soon as possible. We can also pair you with a water treatment system that helps to address this issue so it has a smaller impact on your water heater.

Contact Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. to schedule an appointment for your water heater services.

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