How long does a water heater last? 31 August 2015

How long does a water heater last?

While statistics show the average lifespan of a water heater is 8-12 years for a traditional tank water heater, there are many factors involved in the actual lifespan and what you are considering the term lifespan to mean.  Some people consider the lifespan of a water heater to be when the costs of repairs are not justified when compared to the investment of a replacement; while others consider the lifespan to mean the water heater cannot be repaired and must be replaced. 

How does a tank water heater work?
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