No matter the time of year, your hot water heater needs to be in pristine condition. Hot water is a comfort that everyone should be able to enjoy. However, without proper maintenance on your water heater, the luxury can quickly become a downer.
One of the most important maintenance steps to take with your water heater is annually flushing the water from your tank. Here are some of the best reasons why you should have a local plumber come out each year to perform this important process.
Flushing Sediment Increases Heating Speed
Without flushing, sediment makes itself at home in your water heater. Debris disrupts the heat transfer process and doubles the time that it should take for your water heater to ramp up its heating process.
Flushing your water heater will have an instantaneous effect on your water heater’s performance and get your hot water where you want it to be!
Reduce Unwanted Noise
Your water heater should be a silent worker for your home. However, without regular flushing, scaling will build up and your tank will need to work overtime to keep its water hot. This leads to a disruptive noise that is a huge sign that your water heater is failing.
Over time, this noise could go away on its own, however, the damage of the sediment inside may have already ruined your water heater. So remember, if your water heater keeps you up at night, get it flushed so you can sleep peacefully knowing that you’ve prevented a mass malfunction.
Lower Your Energy Bills and General Costs
When your water heater has to work overtime, the more energy that’s used up for basic functionality. This leads to gradual increases in your energy bill that gets more expensive as your water heater deteriorates.
Many homeowners go straight for water heater repairs when actually it needs to be flushed. Over time, these repairs will add up, and ultimately result in buying a new water heater once the old one has died.
Annual water heater flushing helps prevent costly repairs and also helps keep your water heater running smoothly and keeping energy bills level.
Extend the Life of Your Water Heater
Your hot water heater should last between 8 and 12 years. Scaling drastically reduces this shelflife and leads to an expensive and premature water heater replacement. Not only is it an investment to get a new water heater, but premature failure can pose a dangerous situation for a family. A malfunctioning water heater can lead to internal flooding or a deadly explosion when the tank overheats and fails.
Keep your family safe and your water heater working for years with annual tank flushing. Trust us, it’s a better deal than risking the outcomes of no maintenance at all.
Keep Your Water Heater Healthy With Plumbing Dynamics
If you know it’s been a while since your tank’s last flush, don’t let your water heater deteriorate any longer. Tinkering with your water heater is a dangerous task, and a flush isn’t a DIY opportunity. The licensed plumbers at Plumbing Dynamics have the training and tools to successfully flush your water heater and prolong its life for your household.
Contact us today to schedule our services.