Factors That Affect the Lifespan of Water Heaters
Like all appliances, your hot water heater won’t last forever. When it shows signs of age or wear and tear, it’s time to consider replacing it. Doing so can be a significant investment, so it’s essential to be prepared when the day comes. A.M. Plumbing & Rooter lists some of the factors that can affect the lifespan of your water heater:
1. Pressure-Relief Valve
To help prevent your water heater from exploding, all models come with a pressure-relief valve. This valve is a safety feature that releases water if the internal pressure gets too high. Over time, the valve can become corroded or clogged with sediment, which can cause it to loosen and drip water. If you notice your pressure-relief valve is leaking, hire professional water heater repair in San Marcos, CA, as soon as possible.
2. Anode Rod
Tank-type water heaters have anode rods that help protect the tank from corrosion. These rods eventually erode, leaving the tank vulnerable to rust and other damage. That said, it’s crucial to replace the anode rod to extend the life of your water heater installation. Most manufacturers recommend changing the anode rod every three to five years.
Limescale is a buildup of minerals that can occur in a traditional or tankless water heater (as well as other appliances that use water, such as coffee makers and kettles). This buildup can cause your unit to work harder than it should, reducing its efficiency and eventually leading to damage. Furthermore, limescale can cause the unit to leak and overheat, posing a safety hazard. If you live in an area with hard water, it’s imperative that you have your water heater regularly serviced to remove accumulated limescale.
By keeping these factors in mind, you can maximize the life of your water heater and know when it is due for a replacement. For top-notch water heater services, look no further than A.M. Plumbing & Rooter.
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