Hot water is a crucial part of daily life, from showering to doing laundry and dishes. Water heaters are responsible for providing this hot water and keeping our homes comfortable. If you do not keep your water heater properly maintained, it can lead to costly repairs and even potential health hazards.
What is Involved with Water Heater Maintenance?
Water heaters come in different types and sizes, but they all work to heat and distribute hot water to the home. The most common types of water heaters are tank and tankless. Tank water heaters store and heat water in a tank, while tankless water heaters heat water on-demand. Common water heater problems include leaks, sediment buildup, and thermostat issues.
Regular water heater maintenance offers several benefits, including increased lifespan, improved energy efficiency, reduced risk of breakdowns and repairs, improved water quality, and safer operation. Routine maintenance can catch and address issues before they become significant problems, ensuring a long and functional lifespan for the water heater.
Why It Is Important to Maintain Your Water Heater
Maintaining your water heater can save you money, as it can keep the water heater more efficient for longer, plus it can help to prevent any major problems that can lead to large repair bills. Regular maintenance will also increase the lifespan of your water heater.
Signs of a failing water heater include low water pressure, strange noises, discolored water, and leaks. To ensure proper working conditions, we’ll need to inspect your water heater to ensure the unit is not damaged in any way, such as leaking water or having corrosion or rust on its main parts. We’ll check the pressure relief valve and the temperature to ensure that both are functioning properly.
If your water heater is not as efficient as it once was, flushing it to remove buildup and sediment can help it regain some performance. If your water heater is more than 10 to 15 years old, the average lifespan for a water heater, you should consider shopping for a replacement sooner rather than later.
Contact us to inspect your water heater and ensure it continues functioning at a high level in Loveland, Fort Collins, and Northern Colorado. We’ll provide detailed reports of our findings and make recommendations that work for you.