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Do you know the average life span of a water heater is 10 years?
Read below to locate the age of your water heater so you can plan appropriately...planning for a water heater replacement is always much better than the surprise issues that arise when they fail!
Locate the serial number on your water heater. It will be listed on the rating plate, the adhesive sticker on your water heater. Some models may show the manufacturing date.
Below are quick looks at how to decipher and links to the manufacturers site to utilize their tools to find the age of your water heater.
RUUD water heaters
RHEEM water heaters
On serial number beginning with numbers, it contains the date: The first 2 digits are the month and the second 2 digits are the year.
If you are unsure or your serial number has an alpha beginning, please utilize their tool:
AOSmith water heaters
Per their website, the devices serial number contains the manufacturing date:
the first two digits are the year of manufacture, the second two digits are the week of that year of manufacture.
Bradford White water heaters
The date of manufacturing of your Bradford White water heater is encoded in the first two alpha-digits of your serial number.
This is a recreation of the table from the Bradford White website:
Please go directly to their site if in doubt.
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE:
S = 2018, P = 2017, N = 2016, M = 2015, L = 2014, K = 2013, J = 2012, H = 2011, G = 2010, F = 2009, E = 2008, D = 2007, C = 2006, B = 2005, A = 2004, Z = 2003
MONTH OF MANUFACTURE:
A = JANUARY, B = FEBRUARY, C = MARCH, D = APRIL, E = MAY, F = JUNE, G = JULY, H = AUGUST, J = SEPTEMBER, K = OCTOBER, L = NOVEMBER, M = DECEMBER