1. How long does a water heater last? Your typical gas/electric water heater should last you about 10 years if maintained correctly. Depending on the environment your home is located in as well as how it was installed will effect the longevity of the heater. If you are in a more tropical environment, that can cause corroding and rusting quicker than a dryer climate. If it was installed correctly, like making sure it is mounted on a stand elevated off the ground, then it will last you longer.
  2. What maintenance is required? With a 30 gallon to 60 gallon gas/electric heater, there is not a whole lot of maintaining needed. It is recommended that you have your local plumber drain and flush out all the sediment buildup every couple of years. Old WH 20110125 (4)
  3. What are the pros and cons of a tankless water heater? The benefits of a tankless heater are that they have a longer lifespan than then your old fashioned heater. Another benefit is the fact that you have a longer run time on your hot water. Essentially, they provide an everlasting hot water supply. The draw backs are that they require more maintenance every year and they will affect both your gas and electric bill.installing-a-gas-tankless-water-heater-thumbnail
  4. What is the difference between a gas and an electric heater? It all depends on what is more accessible in your home and what is more cost efficient for the area you live in. That is the only difference.energybill_breakdown_infographic-2013