Ruud Hot Water Heaters
Life Span Of Rudd Hot Water Heaters
The average tankless Ruud hot water heaters have a useful life span of more than 20 years, while electric and gas tank Ruud hot water heaters have a life span of only about 10 years. Ruud hot water heaters are available in tank and tankless models, and offer different life spans based on the size of the tank or unit. The larger the tank unit, the less of a life span it will have. This is due to the fact that not only Ruud hot water heaters, but all water heaters in general that are large store more water. When more water is stored in an area, there are more possibilities for leaks, corrosion and problems.
Tankless Ruud hot water heaters are environmentally friendly, and therefore have less of an impact due to nitrous oxide emissions. The average Ruud hot water heater that is a gas tanked model, will have an efficiency factor of about .60 and will have an average life span of about 13 years with proper upkeep and maintenance. However, there are many people who do not know how to maintain Ruud hot water heaters, and do not understand the upkeep that is required such as keeping the connections clean and free of dust and lint. The same standards are in place for high efficiency gas tanked Ruud hot water heaters. For the conventional oil fired tank Ruud hot water heaters, the average life span is only about 8 years due to the fact it is oil fired alone.
Many consumer polling companies have recently done polls to see what companies ranked in the highest for having the longest life expectancy for their products. Ruud hot water heaters were ranked third in the United States among contractors and consumers as having one of the longest life spans for all their Ruud hot water heaters models both tank and tankless. Apparently the polls took into consideration those who have Ruud hot water heaters now and in the past only, and not those persons who had never owned one.
Regardless of past or present ownership, Ruud hot water heaters are still considered one of the best available brands for water heaters. Buying a tankless model now means you will not have to worry about reinstalling or repairing for about 20 years. One great investment in Ruud hot water heaters that has a 20 year life span is not something to cough at.