Ways to Make Your Water Heater Last Longer

Ways to Make Your Water Heater Last Longer

Most water heaters last between 10 to 15 years, but some fail earlier than expected due to poor maintenance. Like any appliance in your home, your traditional or tankless water heater requires some TLC now and then to keep them in excellent condition. Read on as A.M. Plumbing & Rooter lists handy tips on maximizing the lifespan of your unit.

1. Examine the Anode Rod and Replace it if Necessary

The anode rod plays a key role in protecting your water heater installation against rust and corrosion. For this reason, it pays to inspect the rod now and then. If it is already past its prime, contact our team to replace it immediately, so you can avoid the high costs of replacing a new heater. Without a functional anode rod, the tank will deteriorate faster and shorten its service life.

2. Insulate Your Pipes and Heater

You may also ask your technician to insulate the tank and pipes during water heater repair in Temecula, CA. Insulation helps conserve heat, thus improving your unit’s energy efficiency and reducing wear and tear.

3. Flush Your Water Heater Regularly

Chances are, your municipal water supply contains minerals like magnesium and calcium that settle at the base of the water tank. These minerals will pile up little by little, leading to sediment buildup. Not only does it burden your water heater, but it can also cause pinhole leaks to develop, which can pose a safety hazard to your home.

As part of our preventative water heater services, A.M. Plumbing & Rooter will help you flush your water heater and remove the accumulated sediment. Doing so will keep your unit’s efficiency at optimal levels and prolong its life.

Get the most out of your hot water heater by following these simple tips. If you encounter any issue with your unit, don’t hesitate to reach out to the pros at A.M. Plumbing & Rooter for fast, efficient service. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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