Why Water Heaters Fail: 5 Possible Reasons | Tom Fricker

Why Water Heaters Fail: 5 Reasons

showerThe average storage-type water heater will last anywhere from eight to 12 years. Why so short, and is there any way to slow its demise? Here are some insights from our water heater experts.

Common Causes Of Water Heater Problems

When it comes to longevity, water heaters face an uphill battle. Here are five problems your water heater will likely face at some point in its lifespan, and what you can do to prevent them – or at least slow them down:

How On-Demand Water Heaters Help Avoid Issues

As you can see, many of the problems that shorten the lifespan of a water heater arise from the fact that it stores heated water for later use. But what it didn’t have to?

A modern on-demand water heater eliminates the need for and complications resulting from a storage tank by heating water for your taps and appliances instantly, the moment you need it. It also provides a nearly unlimited supply of hot water, reduces your energy bills by 30 percent or more, and lasts significantly longer than a conventional water heater (about 16 to 18 years on average).

Having problems with your water heater? Don’t delay – contact the pros at Tom Fricker for expert advice on water heater maintenance, water heater repairs, and on-demand water heater installations in Bristol, Worcester, Middlesex and Norfolk counties!

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