To Ensure a Long Lifespan for a New Water Heater, It’s Important To:
- Choose a high-quality, reputable brand and model.
- Have it professionally installed by a licensed plumber, to ensure proper ventilation, electrical and gas connections.
- Maintain it regularly by draining it to remove sediment, and flushing it to remove mineral build-up.
- Insulate the hot water pipes to reduce heat loss and save energy.
- Schedule regular maintenance check-ups and service.
- Consider purchasing a warranty or service contract for extra protection.
- Keep the area around the water heater clean and free from clutter to allow proper air circulation.
- Make sure the water heater is the appropriate size for your needs.