More Water Heater FAQs
How Long Should a Water Heater Last?
Tanked water heaters can last as little as 5 years or as many as 15. Tankless water heaters can last anywhere from 10 to 20.
Water heaters last longer when they’re flushed once a year, are used with relatively soft water, and don’t run for very long periods throughout the day. Flushing your water heater can also improve its day to day efficiency, lowering your operating costs.
Why is The Pipe on the Side of My Water Heater Leaking?
The overflow pipe is a safety valve that is designed to let off a little steam when the pressure gets too high. Sometimes this steam condenses into water again, which can look a lot like leaking. As long as the leaking isn’t excessive, it’s nothing to worry about.
Will My Water Heat Up Faster If I Switch to Tankless?
That’s a common misconception about tankless water heaters.
The biggest delay between the time you turn your faucet on and the time you get hot water is how long it takes to flow through your pipes. Tanked water heaters actually have a slight edge, because the water is already hot and ready to go.
If you want instant hot water in your kitchen, or anywhere else, we can also install an Instahot point of use water heater.
How Can I Use Less Hot Water?
One of the best options is actually to install low-flow shower heads and faucets. Low-flow fixtures aerate the water as it sprays, using less water to cover a greater surface area.