As long as you are getting a nice, hot shower and have enough hot water for other uses, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about water heater services. But the reality is that your water heater needs care just like every other system in your home. Here are a few things you should know about water heater services.
- Flush the tank- Depending on the quality of your water, sediment in the tank can pose a problem either rather quickly or occasionally. The only way to remove this sediment is by flushing the tank. Just draining the water now and then doesn’t remove the sediment that has settled in below the drain bib. Professional water heater services will ensure it is done effectively.
- Annual service- Your water heater doesn’t just need flushing. There are other maintenance tasks that are important, including checking out the heating element and other internal parts for signs of a problem. With annual service, your water heater will last longer and you are less likely to have it stop heating at an inopportune moment.
- Replace old tanks- When a water heater nears the end of its functional life, it is more prone to leaking and failure. An older water heater isn’t as energy-efficient as a new one either, so you could save money by replacing it even before it fails.
If you haven’t scheduled water heater services at your Norfolk, Virginia home in more than a year or you are noticing issues with your water heater, reach out to us at Murillo Mechanical. We offer water heater installation and repair services that you can count on to be done right the first time. We can also service your heating & cooling system, which should be done regularly as well. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.