Kenmore water heater age can be determined by the serial numbers to know the date of the production or the age of your Kenmore. Kenmore is a well known brand of household appliances sold by Sears and has been around for over 100 years.
They have produced many appliances, one of them being Kenmore water heater. Kenmore water heaters are available in Sears store alongside with other household appliances. They are available in many types, such as, gas type, electric type, or hybrid type.
Below is the overview of those three types:
Gas Kenmore Water heater
The gas Kenmore water heater has two types; they are standard and elite types. The standard types vary from 30 to 98 gallons, and the size 40 and 50 gallons are being the most popular ones. Then there is the elite series, which is more advanced than the standard series. It is only available in two sizes both with 12-year warranty.
Electric Kenmore water heater
This type of Kenmore water heater comes in wide variety of size. It is ranged from 10 to 50 gallons, from short to tall size. The best one is that which comes with 12-year warranty, 3 inches high R value of 24 of thick foam insulation, super last-long Lineguard, and complete with RotoSwirl inlet tube.
Hybrid Kenmore water heater
The best among Kenmore water heater types is the hybrid water heater, which is a bit expensive than the other two. It uses heat pumps and electric heating elements which give high efficiency, save more than 60% energy, and Energy-Star approved. This type also comes with smart electronics and user-friendly touch pad control, and other advance features.
The three types above almost have the same lifespan. According to the brand, the average lifespan of Kenmore water heater is about 16 and half years. The reasons for replacement are usually caused by the tank leak, gas valve or pilot light malfunction, or other pretentative maintenance (being used past its expected life). Here is how you can know your Kenmore water heater age.
How to Know the Kenmore Water Heater Age
The age of Kenmore water heater can be clearly seen through the serial numbers that are written with the product you buy. To know the water heater age by serial number, you can look at the first two or three digits of the serial numbers of the Kenmore water heater.
Usually the first two digits refer to the year of the product being manufactured. For example:
Style 1: 1295c1xxxx
The digits 1 and 2 above represent the year of the product being manufactured; it means that the product is made in 2012.
Style 2: A0330xxxx
When there is a letter before the number, it symbolizes the month order. A is for January, B is February, and so on. The two numbers after the letter show the year of the Kenmore water heater being made. So the serial number above shows that the product is made on January, 2003.
That is how you know your Kenmore water heater age.