Here in Utah, especially during the winter months, hot water heaters are in constant use. They are working overtime to make sure we have a hot shower and hot water to do the dishes when we need it. Most people only think about their water heater when bigger issues start to surface. By this time, it may already be too late. Here are a few reasons why it is a great idea to consider adding hot water heater maintenance to your annual to-do list. When you take care of your water heater, it will certainly always take care of you.
Avoid Manufacturer’s Warranty Voids
Homeowners don’t realize that if you don’t perform annual maintenance on your water heater, you could be voiding your manufacturer’s warranty without knowing. That’s right. If your water heater system starts to fail or malfunction under the original warranty, you may not be eligible to take advantage of any repairs that might be covered by the warranty. If you invest in simple maintenance each year, you can rest easy knowing that you will most likely be covered.
Improves Water Heater’s Efficiency
Over time, minerals in your water will build up and settle at the bottom of your hot water heater. This will make it more difficult for your system to produce hot water. It begins to put unwanted stress on your water heater. If this accumulation of minerals becomes too severe, it will reduce how much water can be heated and also lower your hot water supply. This is especially true if you have a classic storage tank system compared to a tankless water heater. During a water heater maintenance routine, your plumber will help remove the mineral sediment. Once the sediment is removed, your water heater will start running more efficiently again.
Spot Potential Repairs Needs Early
Along with removing water heater sediments from your tank, your plumbing professional will give your entire water heater a thorough inspection. This will help identify any parts of the system that may need repair in the future. As a homeowner, knowing what problems could arise can help you anticipate what kind of water heater repair request to submit with your plumber. A bonus is that this can also help prevent a full water heater breakdown. By better understanding your unit’s health, you will be able to financially prepare for those repairs rather than being blind-sided by a costly repair or complete replacement.
Reduce Water Costs
When your water heater is free of mineral sediment, your system will not have to work as hard. This translates to lower operational costs throughout the year. This improved efficiency with help you save money on your water bill for years to come.
Extends the Life of Your Water Heater
With annual water heater maintenance, your system can last up to 20 years depending on the type of hot water heater you have. A system that does not undergo routine maintenance is more likely to break down and will require a new system prematurely. Get the most life out of your unit by planning ahead!
If it has been a year or longer since your last hot water heater flush, T.J. Huggard Plumbing has a team of professional that can maintain your hot water heating system. Our services will leave you with improved performance and longevity so you can enjoy hot water all year long.
Give T.J. Huggard Plumbing a call at 801-787-0373 to schedule your water heater maintenance today!