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Q: How long does a water heater last?

A: The average water heater lasts anywhere from 7 to 13 years. If your water heater is older than that, you should consider replacing it. Don’t wait until you have a pool of water around your failed water heater! At that point, you’ll have fewer options and terrible inconvenience, and it will be more costly to replace.

Besides age, warning signs that your tank may be wearing out include dampness around the bottom of the tank, a pilot light going out, or popping sounds. Call us today so we can evaluate your tank and explain your replacement choices. If you need a new water heater, consider a Rinnai propane tankless unit, which provides a virtually unlimited supply of hot water on demand at low cost. Contact us today to learn more.