Sunday, 24 February 2019 18:31
Knowing how old your water heater is can be helpful when planning for replacement and knowing when you're better off replacing the unit instead of putting money towards repairs. In most cases, if a water heater is more than 10 years old you should consider replacement. A tankless, or on-demand, water heater will last around 20 years. As water heaters enter their second decade the risk of developing leaks increases, which can potentially cause damage to your home.
You can find the age of your water heater by looking for the serial number on the manufacturer’s sticker near the top of the water heater. The serial number contains the date that the water heater was manufactured. It will not be in a standard date formt, but will have a date code such as "G062052658".
G is for the month and G is the seventh letter in the alphabet, so it represents the seventh month, July. Next, the first two digits of the serial number are 06, which represents the year, 2006. So this water heater was made in July 2006. Each manufacturer uses a similar date code, but they may vary – so check the manufacturer’s website to learn more.
Need help determining the age of your water heater? Call MR Plumbing. We can help answer all your plumbing and hot water questions.
Published in Plumbing Tips & Advice
Plumbing Tips & Advice
- Determining the Age of Your Water Heater
- Avoiding the Most Common Tankless Water Heater Problems
- Preventing Kitchen Drain Clogs
- The Advantages of Hydrojetting Drain Lines
- Is Your Sump Pump Working?
- Water Heater Maintenance Tips
- Signs It's Time For a New Water Heater
- Under Sink Disposal Not Working? Here Are a Few Things to Check
- 3 Tips to Make Your Water Heater Last Longer and Work More Efficiently
- How Water Heaters Can Affect Water Quality
- Choosing the Best Toilet For Your Home
- How Hard Water Can Cause Problems With Your Home's Plumbing System
- The Causes and Cures For Low Water Pressure
- Plumbing Maintenance Tips For Spring
- What to Do In a Plumbing Emergency
- How To Drain a Water Heater Tank
- Preventing The Most Expensive Home Plumbing Repairs
- Home Plumbing Maintenance Checklist
What Our Fans Are Saying About Mr. Plumbing!