We do not think about our home’s water heater, but it is usually the most used appliance in the house. Below are a few things you might not know. By the US EPA the average home water heater accounts for 25% of a home’s total energy use. Most of your home’s water use comes from accepting laundry and bathing.
1. Tankless water heaters are on average 22 percent much more efficient than the older tank water heaters.
2. A normal tank water heater will last about 10 to 13 years. Tankless water heaters can last 15-20 years.
3. Maintenance is the key to prolonging the life span of your water heater.
4. Draining a tank water heater annually will probably remove the sediment that may reduce efficiency and enhance the life span of the unit.