Hot water tank Tips & Tricks FAQ

How long does a hot water tank last?

between 6 and 13 years

Typically a residential hot water heater lasts between 6 and 13 years. Beyond 12 years, you are on borrowed time.

What is the average cost of a hot water heater installed?

Water Heater Installation Cost Guide

 The Home Depot offers traditional water heater tanks and modern tankless units powered by either gas or electricity. Depending on your selection, the average cost for water heater installation is between $1,000 to $3,000

Should I replace my 15-year-old water heater?

Anyway, you should consider replacing your water heater if it’s about 6-12+ years old and when you start running out of hot water faster. However, age and lack of hot water aren’t everything. You could have a 15yearold water heater that works just fine and wouldn’t need replacing.

Can a water heater explode?

If the temperature is set too high or the pressure relief valve of a water heater malfunctions, a water heater can explode. This can happen with a gas or electric hot water heater.