3 KEY BENEFITS OF REGULAR WATER HEATER MAINTENANCE
Generally, water heaters don’t need a lot of maintenance. However, there are several things you can do to keep them in good working order. It is important that you are regularly checking for leaks and flushing the whole system at least twice a year. You’ll also want to note things such as the water not getting as hot as before or any unusual noises when the water is heating.
You will likely end up saving more money in the long run if you take routine maintenance seriously. This is true whether you own a traditional heater with a storage tank or a tankless water heater. Here are the 3 main money-saving benefits of water heater maintenance.
No water heater will last forever. Most of them have a lifespan between 8 and 12 years. Taking good care of your heater makes it statistically more likely to live longer than a heater that’s ignored in the basement until it breaks down. With proper maintenance, you can ensure that you’ll get all that you can out of your heater before you need to replace it.
Any plumber will tell you, the easiest way to avoid a visit from them is to keep up with maintenance yourself. Doing so will help you detect minor issues and repair them before they grow out of control. The average cost of water heater repairs is close to $500, so you’ll want to take a proactive approach to any problems with your heater.
Lower Energy Bills
Water heaters use a lot of energy, especially if it has a storage tank. Take a look at your energy bill, is it higher than normal? If so, your water heater may not be working efficiently. Some maintenance will make sure your heater goes back to maximum efficiency.