Maintenance: Hot Water Heaters

The Importance of Regular Water Heater Maintenance in Your Home

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January 29, 2024
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Protecting Your Investment: The Key Benefits of Water Heater Maintenance

Your water heater is a crucial appliance that ensures comfort and convenience in your home. However, regular maintenance is essential to keep it running efficiently and avoid unexpected breakdowns. At Phil & Paul's Plumbing, we understand the importance of caring for your water heater, regardless of its type. Let's explore why regular maintenance is crucial for each water heater and when it's best to get a professional assessment.

Tank Water Heaters:

  • Maintenance: Tank water heaters accumulate sediment over time, which can affect efficiency and lead to corrosion. Our skilled plumbers regularly flush the tank to remove sediment buildup, ensuring optimal performance.
  • Assessment: It's best to schedule a professional evaluation annually to inspect the tank, heating elements, and anode rod for signs of wear or damage.

Tankless Water Heaters:

  • Maintenance: Tankless water heaters are renowned for their energy efficiency, long lifespan, and ability to supply hot water endlessly. However, they still need regular maintenance for optimal performance. Our experienced plumbers will thoroughly check the unit for any mineral buildup and clean the components to maintain their efficiency.
  • Assessment: Tankless water heaters require minimal maintenance and typically only need to be assessed once a year. During the assessment, our plumbers will flush the heat exchanger, effectively decalcify, and clean the unit inside and out to ensure peak performance. If the tankless water heater is being used with soft water, then this service only needs to be performed once every two years.

Hybrid Water Heaters:

  • Maintenance: Hybrid water heaters utilize heat pumps, which require regular maintenance to keep them running efficiently. Our technicians will inspect and clean the heat pump components to prevent energy loss and ensure optimal performance.
  • Assessment: Similar to tank water heaters, hybrid systems should undergo an annual assessment to inspect the tank, heat pump, and other components for potential issues.

Heat Pump Water Heaters:

  • Maintenance: Heat pump water heaters extract heat from the surrounding air, making them susceptible to dust and debris buildup. Regular cleaning and inspection by our professionals will ensure that the unit operates efficiently.
  • Assessment: We recommend having a professional evaluation every one to two years to check the heat pump, compressor, and other components for wear and tear.

Regardless of the type of water heater in your home, regular maintenance is essential to prolong its lifespan, improve efficiency, and prevent costly repairs. At Phil & Paul's Plumbing, our experienced plumbers are here to provide comprehensive maintenance services tailored to your specific water heater type. Schedule a maintenance service with us today, and rest assured that your water heater is in good hands.

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