If you’re water heater is leaking from the tank your first thought should be to check the manufacturer date. This is typically located on the water heater somewhere, the actual installation date is usually several months after the manufacturer date. Most water heaters will have either a 3, 6, 9 or 12 year limited warranty.
This is a 5 year old GE Water Heater that was suppose to be an 8 year tank. The warranty does not cover the materials or labor required to switch out the tank. Investing a little more in a water heater can save you on the labor down the road.
It’s important to understand that the only thing that the warranty covers beyond 12 months is the tank itself. Other common repairs such as the gas valve, igniter, burner, thermocouple, and relief valve are not covered by warranty. If your water heater needs replaced within the warranty period you will have to pay for the labor and materials yourself.
We offer one of the best warranties in all of Kansas City which includes parts, tank, labor, and materials for a full 10 years. This means whatever happens over the next 10 years, your water heater is one less thing you’ll have to worry about.