So what is the lifespan of a residential hot water tank Oshawa?
Well this depends on many things. The first one are the properties at the hot water tank itself; is electric or gas? Tankless or tank? What is the size? How many people live in the house and what kind of use does it get (this is a big one!)
You depend on your hot water tank for an awful lot
Having to having no hot water for days on end can be brutal, especially if you have young children or use hot water frequently. Hot water tanks are one of those things that you don’t ever think about anything going wrong with, until something does. The good news is that most hot water tanks are very efficient and relatively problem-free. A typical hot water tank last between 9 and 18 years.; I know this is a really broad span, but as stated above, there are many variables at play.
Gas vs Electric
Typically, electric hot water tanks do not last as long as their gas counterpart. That being said, they are generally much less expensive initially to buy, and can often be inexpensively repaired if it’s minor. There are many companies that offer rental of hot water tanks and this, though expensive in the long-term, can be very useful as not everybody can afford to buy a hot water tank and have it installed, especially when it was an unplanned expense. A properly installed electric hot water tank should last a good 10 years and probably will last you a couple more with regular use. if you have three teenage girls living in the house we guarantee that you will probably knock off a year or 2.
Gas hot water tanks typically last longer and are more efficient, of course depending on what your gas prices are in Oshawa. The hidden benefits of gas ones, especially if it is a mid efficiency, chimney vented style is that if you have a power outage, you will still have hot water. They will cost him more monthly though. Newer gas hot water heaters are power vented and vent out the house. Tankless hot water systems can definitely last the longest but the initial cost of installation is quite steep.
Leaky Hot Water Tank?
Hot water tanks are really not supposed to leak ever and if it is leaking that is a bad sign, especially if it’s filled with water. Corrosion at the bottom of the tank or around the sides is generally the culprit. Your hot water tank also shouldn’t be making any loud or strange noises; anything other than ordinary should sound the alarm in your head.
The Mixing Valve
The mixing valve at the top of the hot water tank (now code in Oshawa) is generally the culprit of having no hot water in your home. These are often not covered under rental agreements and are notorious for being faulty; the good news is that most good reputable plumbing companies, like John the plumber Oshawa, can get you out of that old tank and into a new one quickly and efficiently should need be.