Water Heater FAQs

How long will my water heater last?
The average life expectancy of a water heater is 10-15 years. Life expectancy of a water heater is reduced when the incoming water is full of minerals, when a water heater’s temperature setting is consistently higher than is necessary or when the water heater operates in an unheated room (such as a garage).
Is it normal for my water heater to have moisture on the top of the tank?
Which is better – a gas or electric water heater?
How long will my water heater last?
The average life expectancy of a water heater is 10-15 years. Life expectancy of a water heater is reduced when the incoming water is full of minerals, when a water heater’s temperature setting is consistently higher than is necessary or when the water heater operates in an unheated room (such as a garage).
Is it normal for my water heater to have moisture on the top of the tank?
No, any moisture or puddles of water on top of the heater or on the floor beside the water heater is a warning sign that there is a problem.
Which is better – a gas or electric water heater?
Natural gas water heaters use about half the energy of a propane or an electric water heater. If you don’t have gas available, you can try a heat pump water heater. Relatively new on the market, these electric water heaters use about 40 percent less energy than standard electric water heaters. Also, generally speaking, electric water heaters last longer and need fewer repairs.