With your water heater tucked away in the utility closet, regular maintenance may not be at the forefront of your mind. However, annual check-ups can help you save money and energy. Learn more about the in’s and out’s of a water heater inspection with this quick video.
Most homes use a conventional water heater, like this one. It keeps a supply of hot water in the tank whenever you need it. Its operation is fairly simple. Coldwater is automatically delivered to the bottom of the tank where a heating element heats the water. Then, when hot water is needed, it’s sent throughout your home. However, water heaters aren’t maintenance-free. Over time rust, corrosion, and sediment build-up can seriously affect the efficiency and longevity of your water heater. That’s why it’s important to have an annual inspection. Key elements of an annual inspection include checking the tank and connections for rust and corrosion, testing the pressure relief valve to make sure it’s operational, inspecting the anode rod to see that’s it’s still able to attract harmful minerals, draining and flushing out sediment and more. Regular water heater maintenance will help your water heater last longer, lower energy costs by 12-15% and reduce costly breakdowns. Plus you’ll never get caught in a cold shower. If you’d like more information about water heater maintenance services, give us a call. We’ll be happy to help you out!