What’s My Water Heater Lifespan?

A good system can keep your water hot and your home comfortable for years and years. But how long exactly? What’s your water heater’s lifespan? That’s a bit of a complicated question that depends on a lot of factors. And knowing those factors is especially important when you’re buying a new heater in and of itself. While there’s never a hard and fast number on how many years a given system will last, there are a few factors you can control that will ensure your heater keeps on keeping on for years to come. 

High-Quality Water Heater

You always want the best of the best for your home. You don’t want anything subpar near where you live. Why should your water heater be any different? It isn’t.  A high-quality water heater means it will hold up over time and you’ll get a full decade out it if with proper care and maintenance. This means fewer visits from service technicians and more money saved in the long run. The money you invest in a high-quality heater 

Regular Upkeep

Are you the “Set it and forget it” type? You’re not going to want to take that strategy if you want a long-lasting water heater. Maintenance really is the name of the game when it comes to making sure your heater lasts. Because these appliances are constantly working and providing a benefit for you and your home, it needs to be looked at — just like your car! Without proper care, you could be cutting the lifespan of your water heater down by a few years. Just like you need to change the oil on your car, you need to keep up with your heater to ensure you get the most out of it. 

Install Quality

We love saving money as much as the next guy. But cheaper isn’t always the best option. A less-than-perfect installation job can prove harmful to your water heater. A poorly installed heater can even damage your home. You want to feel secure when dealing with your home’s health — and we can make it happen. With an installation that isn’t as up to par, it could mean your unit underperforms and suffers from premature failure, drastically decreasing your water heater lifespan. 

Payless Water Heaters has been servicing Southern California home and business owners for over 30 years, and have installed upwards of 100,000 individual units. We take pride in every facet of our work, and we’re willing to stand by our quality team, work, and products. To learn more about how we can help you with your next water heater service or installation, give us a call at 866.615.4008 or contact us here!