Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Photo of Two Water Heaters Installed in TandemThe water heater is one of those workhorse appliances that people tend to install and forget about; however, they require maintenance just like any other appliance. If you want to lengthen the lifespan of your water heater and cut down on the cost of repairs, you will need to perform some routine water heater maintenance tasks, which will depend on the type of water heater in your home. Two popular water heater types are electric tankless water heaters and storage water heaters.

Tankless Water Heater Installation

Replacing the Old with the New

Converting your old water heater to a tankless system involves making some changes to your home. The main advantages of installing a tankless water heater come in energy savings, as tankless systems only heat the water you need, when you need it. This will save you money in the long run. Tankless systems are also sealed combustion units, which greatly reduces the risk of carbon monoxide entering your home.

Why should I consider replacing my old water heater?

Image of the Gas Falme in a Water Heater

Why doesn’t my old water heater work as well as it used to?

My water just doesn’t get very hot anymore…and there’s not much of it. I don’t understand, what’s going on!

It’s actually pretty simple…

Water heater tanks fill up with sediment over a period of time just from heating the water. The sediment collects at the bottom of the tank, so it keeps the water heater from holding as much water and is a lot less efficient. Instead of getting 50 gallons of hot water, you may get 35 gallons of hot water after a period of six or seven years.