The life expectancy of a water heater is about 8- 12 years, based on the manufacturer’s suggested service life. This varies with the location and design of the unit, quality of installation, maintenance schedule and quality of water.
We install both tank and tankless water heaters, up to code with permits.
Unless you purchase an extended warranty, most water heaters offer a 6 year warranty on parts which starts approximately 3 months after the unit is manufactured. If the unit is under manufacturer warranty, they will cover the charges for the replacement part, however the homeowner is responsible for the labor to replace the defective part.
Monthly and annual maintenance is strongly recommended. Regular inspection and maintenance of the water heater and vent-air intake system will help to insure safe and reliable operation. Los Gatos water heater service