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5 Water Heater Facts

Posted on: October 16, 2014

We don’t often think about our home’s water heater, but it’s often the most used appliance in the home. Here are some things you may not know.

  1. According to the US EPA the average home water heater accounts for 25% of a home’s total energy consumption.
  2. Most of a home’s water usage comes from taking bathing and laundry.
  3. Tankless water heaters are on average 22 percent more efficient than older tank style water heaters.
  4. A typical tank water heater will last around 10 to 13 years. Tankless water heaters can last 15-20 years.
  5. Routine maintenance is the key to extending the life of your water heater. Draining a tank water heater annually will remove the sediment that can reduce efficiency and shorten the lifespan of the unit.
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