Very few people know that water heaters require maintenance much like the other appliances in our homes, such as the HVAC system. If not maintained, the water heater will not run as efficiently, and over time, will begin to deteriorate and ultimately ruin the entire unit. The following information can save you time, money and headaches in the future.
Over time, as water moves through your water heater, dirt and other residue begin to build up in the bottom of the tank itself. The water heater is designed to capture this dirt and residue so it does not travel through the hot water pipes and into our fixtures. No matter what type of water heater you have, you should consider flushing the unit at least once a year. This way, you can allow the water heater to run more efficiently, increase the amount of water you are getting, and save a bunch of money in the long run.
- Water heater last longer – saving you money
- Runs more efficiently – saving monthly gas and electric costs
- More hot water and for longer – no build up, more volume
- Increased water pressure, no build up, more pressure
Depending on the type of water heater you own, we have listed a couple of links that will help you flush your water heater on your own or you can give your neighborhood plumber a call and they will be happy to help out.
Traditional (Tank) Water Heater:
Tankless Water Heater:
With these easy steps you can double the life of your water heater, not matter they type.