Keeping Your Hot Water Heater Maintained
Like your car, ongoing maintenance is important in ensuring years of trouble free operation from your water heater. As with all machinery, wear items and consumables impact the performance of your water heater. To ensure maximum efficiency and reliability, be sure place maintenance on your annual checklist.
For most homes, annual maintenance is sufficient. While the occasional breakdown may take place, it is unlikely to be unexpected as annual maintenance will give you a consistent snapshot into the overall health of your hot water heater.
What We Look For When Assessing the Condition of Your Water Heater
The overall health of your hot water heater can be maintained by staying on top of a few individually-minor but collectively-significant maintenance items:
Other Things to Keep In Mind About Your Hot Water Heater
Most water heaters have a shelf life in the fifteen year range. Over time the rigors of 24/7 operation will takes its toll, necessitating a replacement.
In order to get your value from your water heater, it is imperative that you stay on top of maintenance. After all, an annual water heater tune-up will almost certainly cost less than a premature replacement or major repair.