November 30,2022

Understanding Water Heater Warranties

Water heater systems play a vital role in improving the quality of life, hence the need to schedule regular maintenance inspections with a reputable plumber. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown understands the importance of warranties when relieving maintenance’s financial burden. While DIY water heater installation seems like a cost-effective alternative, you risk a void warranty and subsequent repercussions like slow and costly repairs.

Many homeowners barely think about the warranties of their appliances until something breaks down. It is advisable to work with a trusted plumber for helpful guidance and tips to determine what your warranty covers. You can save hundreds of dollars when your water heater malfunctions, and we can help you take full advantage of your unit’s warranty.

What is a Warranty?

Sometimes your water heater malfunctions without your involvement. When this happens, the product warranty protects you from any costs incurred because of unexpected repairs. Whether you need a complete replacement or minor changes, the manufacturer’s warranty covers the cost within the designated timeframe listed in the agreement.

However, many manufacturers will only cover the cost of an unlicensed individual installing a water heater or repairing it. Warranties have limitations related to the coverage timeframe, type of parts covered, amount, water heater installation process, and usage constraints.

How Do Water Heater Warranties Work?

When you hire our expert plumber to install a water heater, we ensure your warranty is activated by registering the unit’s serial number within the specified duration. It is essential to check the condition and age of your water heater when you move into a new home, since most warranties are only viable for a certain amount of time.

If the previous owner doesn’t have the original copy of the warranty, you can use the make, model, and serial number to get the information online. Although not all warranties transfer when a property is sold, check the specifics of your warranty to see if it applies to your water heater.


How Long Do Water Heater Warranties Last?

As mentioned, water heater warranties are only viable for a specific time, usually between 6 to 12 years, depending on the manufacturer. A well-maintained unit usually lasts between 8 to 12 years, and a tankless system will last up to 20 years. If you consider your team’s lifespan, the warranty acts as a manufacturer’s assurance that you are protected for most of the product’s duration. Hire a professional plumber for routine maintenance and pertinent information about your unit’s warranty.

Types of Warranties

There are three types of water heater warranties: appliance warranty, extended warranty coverage, and home warranty. Understanding the fine print can confuse inexperienced individuals, so we recommend working with a trusted plumber. Our experienced technicians know what each warranty entails, providing the financial relief you need.

We can help you make the most of your water heater through regular maintenance inspections and repairs. Contact us at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown and schedule a consultation with our experts to learn more about water heater warranties.

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