What is the average life of a water heater? While the typical water heater has a lifespan of about 10 years, careful consideration of the factors that pertain to its lifespan can provide the InterNACHI home inspector and the homeowner with information about the potential costs that would be incurred by replacing the water heater.
What causes a hot water heater to stop working? If an electric water heater is not producing hot water, it could be a simple problem like a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. Additionally, some electric water heaters have a circuit-style safety switch located near or on the thermostat.
Why is my water heater making loud noises? Banging/Rumbling: Banging and rumbling are among the most common water heater sounds. Typically, these noises can be attributed to excess sediment build-up. When enough sediment accumulates in your water heater tank, it may react with the heating element to create those little mini-explosions you are hearing.
Is tankless water heater better? Tankless: Gas and electric tankless water heaters run more efficiently than the conventional water heaters of the same fuel type. We rated the annual energy consumption cost Excellent for a gas model but only Fair for an electric, but both rate Very Good for energy efficiency.