How Long Does a Water Heater Last?

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How Long Does a Water Heater Last?

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Have you recently moved into a new home or installed a new Plano water heater? Are you wondering how long you can expect your current water heater to last because you’re trying to plan ahead?

At DNA Plumbing services, we hear these questions a lot! We hear them so much that we thought we would record our answers here to help you out.

Keep reading to learn more, or reach out to our Plano water heater pros with any questions you may have!

Typical Water Heater Lifespan

The lifespan of a water heater can vary based on a number of factors. The manufacturer of the water heater, the type of heater, the size of the heater, and how often it gets maintained can all contribute to its lifespan.

Conventional Water Heaters

The kind with the tank that holds hot water and keeps it warm – usually last for 10-15 years. In places where there are lots of minerals in the water, they may not last quite that long. If you care for one of these water heaters with regular maintenance, they may last even longer.

Tankless Water Heaters

The kind that heats your water as you need it – can last 20-30 years. They vary based on the same factors: minerals in the water, maintenance, and manufacturer.

When to Replace Your Water Heater

Are you on the fence about Plano water heater replacement? We know that getting a new one can represent a major investment. Our team usually tells people to replace their water heater in the following circumstances:

  • When the cost of repair is more than the cost of getting a new unit
  • When the water heater needs a repair and is at the end of its lifespan
  • When you need regular water heater repairs to keep your hot water running well
  • When your water heater doesn’t supply enough hot water for your needs
  • When you want to upgrade your water heater for energy efficiency or buy a tankless water heater

Call for Plano Water Heater Help Today!

Our team from DNA Plumbing Services can help you get the new hot water heater you need. We’ll take you through a selection process that involves you answering a few questions about your home and your hot water needs. Once we have this information, we’ll match you up with a new water heater that should be everything you need it to be.

We’ll install your new hot water heater, too. We test as we go, ensuring that every part of the installation is done properly. Then, we turn your new water heater on at the end to make sure it’s working well.

Call today and get your new hot water heater soon!

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