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How you should maintain your water heater

guide to water heater maintenance

As a key element behind every modern home’s comfort, the water heater quietly toils away, providing warm showers, sanitized dishes, and cozy baths. Therefore, like any other hardworking appliance, it requires proper care in order to continue serving you faithfully. Water heater maintenance isn’t just about avoiding cold showers; it’s about maximizing efficiency, prolonging lifespan, and minimizing repair costs.

Why does water heater maintenance matter?

Picture this: it’s a chilly morning, and you eagerly step into the shower, only to be greeted by a blast of icy water. A neglected water heater could turn this scenario into a dreaded reality. 

Regular maintenance helps prevent such unwelcome surprises, ensuring your gas water heater operates at peak performance.

Basics of water heater maintenance

1.Start with a visual inspection.

You need to check for leaks, rust, or signs of corrosion on the tank and connections. These issues can indicate impending problems and should be addressed promptly.

2. Flush your gas water heater.

Over time, minerals in the water settle at the bottom of the tank, reducing efficiency and potentially damaging components. Flushing the tank annually will help remove sediment buildup. Not only will this help maintain your equipment’s optimal performance, it will also extend the lifespan of your gas hot water heater.

3. Inspect the pressure relief valve.

This safety feature prevents excessive pressure buildup within the tank, reducing the risk of explosions. Test the valve annually to ensure it functions correctly.

Signs your water heater needs repair

Water heaters can develop issues over time even if you maintain it on a regular interval. Signs such as strange noises, inconsistent water temperatures, or decreased hot water supply are the symptoms of water heater repair. These could indicate problems with the heating element, thermostat, or other components.

If you notice any of these symptoms, don’t delay in calling a professional for water heater repair and maintenance services. Ignoring minor issues can lead to more significant problems down the line, resulting in higher repair costs or even the need for water heater replacement.

When to consider water heater replacement

Eventually, every water heater reaches the end of its lifespan. When that time comes, it’s essential to weigh your options carefully. Consider factors such as energy efficiency, capacity, and upfront costs when selecting a new unit.

Gas water heater installation requires specialized knowledge and should be performed by a licensed professional. Proper installation ensures safety and optimal performance, so don’t cut corners in this crucial step.

 

Boyle Energy: Your water heater maintenance experts

 

When it comes to water heater tune-ups, repairs, and installations in Havertown, PA, consider Boyle Energy to be your trusted partner. Our licensed, skilled & experienced technicians understand the intricacies of gas water heaters and know the techniques to keep your system running smoothly for years to come.

Don’t wait until you’re shivering in the shower to address water heater issues. Schedule your maintenance service with Boyle Energy today, and enjoy peace of mind knowing your comfort is in good hands.

Contact our experts at (610) 347-5197 and keep the heat flowing in your home!

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