Whether you start your day with a long, hot shower or you end your day in Granite Bay with a warm bath, you understandably want to enjoy the use of your hot water heater for years to come. It can be bothersome and costly to replace a hot water heater, and there may be several days when you do not have access to a hot water heater when the time comes to make a replacement. The good news is that there are some steps that you can take with the help of plumbers to extend the life of your current unit.
Drain the Tank
If you have a tank-style hot water heater, it may be necessary to drain the tank from time to time. Over time, regular use of the hot water heater can result in sediment and debris being deposited in the tank. This can build up over time, and it can eventually lead to repair issues.
When the debris is not removed, it can also make your tank work harder than necessary, and this could ultimately lead to the system having a shorter life span. Draining the tank is a simple step to take to remove the debris that is currently building up in the tank, and your plumber can complete this step for you annually for the best overall results.
Adjust the Temperature Setting
The more wear and tear that your hot water heater is exposed to, the shorter its overall life span will be. If your tank-style hot water heater is adjusted to have a high temperature setting, this means that the water in the tank is being maintained or stored at a higher temperature than it otherwise would.
While this may give you access to more hot water as needed, it also means that the system is worker harder to maintain the water at a warm temperature. Finding a balance between your hot water needs and the temperature setting can ensure that you do not run out of hot water while also extending the life of your system. Consider adjusting the setting down slightly to determine if the system can still sustain your need for hot water.
Scheduling Routine Maintenance
Hot water is a true convenience in your home, and you want to get the maximum life out of your hot water heater. Scheduling service with assistance and annual maintenance from a Granite Bay plumbing company, like PRO Hot Water Service, are among the best ways to extend your system’s lifespan.
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