The lifespan of a water heater can vary depending on many factors such as fuel type, use, maintenance, water quality, the overall water heater quality, and more. Bradford White water heaters are Built to be the Best®. With a professional installation and proper maintenance, our water heaters can last 10 years or more. If you suspect your current water heater needs replacing, check out Is It Time to Replace Your Water Heater page. Then contact your plumbing professional and tell them you want the quality of a Bradford White. Additionally, Bradford White offers our BUILTBEST® Extended Warranty options for many of our water heater models to give you extra peace-of-mind. Need a plumbing pro? Find one here.