Buying water heaters isn’t difficult….there are several manufacturers in the industry. The problem is they don’t last. The life span is often less than ten years.
Unfortunately, it was time to replace our water heater….due to a poor connection between the copper pipes and steel inlets on the water heater. The leaks were caused by dissimilar metal corrosion….though the fittings were up to code in 2008.
We had found a good plumber and installed a Rudd water heater. With a good installation….this new water heater should last 12-15 years.
While the one installed in 2008 was acceptable….attention to detail (proper connections) should result in a better quality of product.