From the Forum: When Is It Time to Buy a New Hot Water Heater?

A circa 1889 water heater. Image by Richardson & Boynton Co. via


    With a hot water heater that is 18 years old, a homeowner is wondering whether it is time for a replacement. Some maintenance and repair could prolong its life, but they suspect that a new unit might make more sense. What should they consider when looking into a new hot water heater for a two-family house?

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