Most water heaters last about 10 years with proper maintenance. But, it's best to start shopping for a new one if yours is more than 7 years old. Doing some research before your heater fails will enable you to select one that most appropriately meets your needs."
How long a water heater will last depends..
Do you take care of your water heater?
-This would mean do you drain the sediment out of the bottom of the tank yearly.
Is it a high quality tank?
-A higher quality brand ( tank) will more then likely last longer.
When considering a new water heater remember to take into account the demand your household requires. It may be time to upgrade the size (gallons) to provide for your family needs.
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