“How old is your water heater?”
Not everyone knows all about the important technology helping things run smoothly in their home. There are plenty of us who responds with a blank expression and shrug of shoulders when the age of the water heater comes into question, in fact, a common reply to that question is “I don’t know, does it matter???”
Luckily, Next Level Plumbing has plenty of Next Level knowledge all about water heaters, how to tell their age, and why it’s so important to keep track of your water heaters birthdays! You can always ask the plumbing tech you’ve hired any plumbing questions you might have, OR you can just read below for advice from Next Level Plumbing’s owner and master plumber, Byron Thomson!
So without further ado, please check out Byron’s very helpful “Hide & Seek” informative Q&A blog: Finding the Age of Your Water Heater!
How old is my water heater???
This is a question that I get asked rather often because the age of your water heater helps indicate how much longer it will last. While there are exceptions to any rule, you can expect 10-12 years out of your old water heater, and maybe 15 years on long end.
Is it difficult to tell it’s age?
Telling the age of your water heater is not usually that difficult. The age will be embedded into the serial number on the label. Usually the first four numbers will tell the month and year it was made. Sometimes it will be letters that are used instead of numbers and those letters correspond to the month and year the water heater was manufactured.
How can I learn more about my water heater?
It is hard to remember which water heater does what, so when I’m checking the age of a water heater that I’m unsure how to decode, I check the website linked below…
*That website has helped me find the age of every water heater I was not familiar with, and I have never come across one that was not in there. However…
If your water heater is extra mysterious and you can’t figure out it’s age or have questions about it’s condition, the plumber can always help you out with that!
Hopefully this edition of Hide & Seek has been helpful to you!
It’s something to consider! If this blog helped you in any way, check out more of Byron’s blogs!
As always, don’t hesitate to give us a call or text at 941-504-3578! Whether it’s a last minute emergency, or something you want to schedule to be done later in the year, we’ll be more than happy to help you with any plumbing problems you may have!