A Quick Guide to Water Heater Maintenance
To ensure that your water heater continues to operate efficiently, you need to perform proper maintenance.
Here are some tips on how to keep your water heater in tip-top shape:
- Flush Your Heater. At least once per year, it’s important to drain a few gallons of water out of your heater. This will keep it running smoothly. Take the time to flush your heater, and increase your heater’s lifespan by at least a few years.
- Turn Off the Water. If you suspect that something is wrong with your heater, you should turn off the water temporarily. This can help keep your water heater functioning.
- Call a Pro. It’s worth it to invest in yearly maintenance check-ups with a professional HVAC technician if you want to make sure that your water heater continues to operate.
When to Schedule Maintenance
And, to determine WHEN you need a new water heater, you need to stay on the lookout for signs that your heater may be on the fritz. First, you should note the age of your heater. Is your water heater older than 10 years old? If so, you should probably replace it. Check your warranty, but also keep in mind that most heaters do not function well past the age of 10 years. In addition, it may be time for a replacement if you hear strange noises coming from your heater, notice it consistently leaking, or see that the water it emits is rust-colored.
Contact the Experts at Reichelt Today
Do you need assistance with your water heater maintenance? It’s time to contact Reichelt Plumbing today! Let our team of skilled plumbing pros handle your clogged drain issues, so that you don’t have to. Get in touch with us today to learn more! We’re always happy to speak with you and tell you more about our services.