Routine maintenance is key for keeping your hot water heater running for the long-term
No matter what type of water heater you have, it should be serviced about once a year. Regular maintenance will protect your investment and keep your energy costs down.
Sediment Build-Up in Your Water Heater
If you haven’t flushed out your water heater lately, there’s a good chance that sediment has started to build up in your unit.
As water passes through your tanked water heater, the tank accumulates sediment build-up over time. This sediment makes your water heater work harder than it should, and it reduces the overall capacity of your water heater. So your water heater uses more energy and your electric bill goes up.
If you could take a cross section of your tank water heater and look inside, you would see an accumulation of sediment at the bottom of your tank. You should flush out your water heater at least once a year.
Changing Your Anode Rod
Your water heater’s anode rod should also be inspected and changed regularly. Your anode rod keeps the inside of your water heater from rusting. If you’re not sure how to change your anode rod, call HEP for help!
Potential Problems With Your Current Water Heater
If your water isn’t getting as hot or staying at hot as it used to, here are some common problems that may be affecting your hot water heater’s performance:
- A burned out heating element
- A large accumulation of sediment at the bottom of your tank
- Internal rusting
- Your unit might be too small for your needs
- Your unit might be inefficient
- Your unit may have a leak that causes it to lose water at a slow rate
- Working With Trusted Professionals
Water heaters might seem like simple pieces of equipment, but with gas, propane and/or electrical lines, repairing and installing a water heater can be a complicated job.
When your water heater needs maintenance, make sure you call HEP.
Because we cover so many different types of plumbing jobs, our plumbers are uniquely qualified to handle all your hot water heater needs. Call HEP Services for all your home improvement needs!
Call HEP Services for all of your home improvement needs!