Water heaters have changed a lot over the years due to government mandates to increase the efficiency of these units. Due to the increased cost of the water heaters from these improvements, changing of the water heaters is more expensive than they used to be. It used to be that changing of a water heater was reasonable enough that maintaining them didn’t prove to be worth the cost. That is the past, now we need to maintain them better. Here are a few tips to help increase the life of your existing water heater as much as possible on your part. We will list both standard storage tank models (traditional type) and tank less models.