It is easy to take functioning appliances for granted. Let us help you uncover the secrets of water heater age identification.

Maintaining your water heater is vital for its longevity and efficiency. Many times, homeowners need clarification regarding the age of their water heater. The average lifespan of this appliance is 10 to 12 years, but with regular maintenance, they can last up to 20 years! It is important to know the age and when you should begin regular maintenance. Now, let’s dive into how you can accurately gauge your water heater’s age.

Every unit has a unique serial number. For example, the first two numbers of the serial number for the brand Whirlpool are the year of manufacture, and the 3rd and 4th digits determine the week of manufacture. The coding systems vary from brand to brand.

Learn how to decode your serial number

Is your unit nearing the end of its lifespan? Check out a few options!

Rheem 18kw Tankless Electric Water Heater

Rheem 13kw Tankless Electric Water Heater RTEX-13

EcoSmart ECO 27

Need assistance with the installation? Check out our local vendors:

Paschal Heating and Air

Franklin Heating & Air

Ozark Mountain Air