Fuel oil water heater inspection

Originally Posted By: syared
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I’m inspecting a place with a fuel oil water heater, anything to watch out for on these? Is the life expectancy the same as a gas unit? Do they cost about the same to replace as a gas unit?



Steve Yared


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Originally Posted By: jhagarty
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Steve:


General Life Expectancies:

Electric 10-12 years
Gas 7-10 years
Oil 5 - 8 years

Replacement Costs:

Gas / Electric $500 - $950
Oil Fired $800 - $1200


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