Every home will need a new water heater from time to time. You can expect to replace your water heater every 8 to 12 years depending on where you live, what type of appliance it is, how it was installed, and how frequently you maintained it.

Water Heater Installations, Replacements and Repairs are complex and most people are unable to do it without an expert. It is always best to contact a professional if you have any questions regarding the information in this article. These are the most common questions that you should ask an expert when installing a water heater.

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Gas or electric are the two options for conventional units. You can check the other appliances in your home to determine if your heater is gas or electric. If there is no other appliance in your home that runs on natural gas, the water heater will most likely be electric. 

A tankless water heater is a better option if you are looking for an efficient water heater. Because it doesn't hold water or use power to heat the water, this heater will save you money on your electricity bill. It heats water only when you need it.

It is important to consider the capacity of your appliance in gallons, its recovery rate (which is how much it can heat in an hour), and its dimensions. The nameplate on the appliance's side will give you clues as to the answers to these features. I

t will give you information about the appliance's capacity, insulation R-value, serial number, model number, as well as working pressure. Before you talk to anyone about replacing your water heater, make sure you have all this information.