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“The service life of water heaters varies from 8 to 20 years, but these figures are conditional since the duration of their use is directly proportional to the operating conditions of the devices. Depending on the operating conditions, this period can both be reduced and increased.

There are many features of the installation or operation of the water heater that directly affect its service life, and it varies depending on the type of appliance selected. The range of models of heaters on the market is very wide, but all of them can be divided into 2 types.”

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Water heaters, typically installed in the basement, are one of those appliances that are easy to forget. Years may pass before any routine maintenance is performed. Although, at the very least, an inspection should be performed every year. Residue buildup from hard water needs to be cleared out in order to prevent the possibility of any problems down the road. It’s also recommended not to ignore changing of the magnesium anode as suggested by the user manual.

The team at Apple Valley Eagan Appliance offer installation and repair of electric or gas water heaters. Call us at 952-953-0080 or visit our water heater page to learn more about this service.