No one wants wants to do their dishes and laundry in cold water, or to start the morning with a chilly shower. Whether you have an electric water heater or a gas water heater, it is important to make sure that it’s not only working, but that it’s also working efficiently in order to ensure that you aren’t paying more on your bills than you should.
Inspection & Maintenance
For your water heater, inspections and maintenance can happen anytime from every two months, every six months, or just once a year, so long as you follow a regular schedule. Regular maintenance can go a long way in reducing the cost of big repairs and in extending the life of your water heater. Regular water heater maintenance can also reduce your electricity bills, as it won’t be wasting energy trying to function properly. Some of the best things you can do for your water heater is to flush out the water every few months to prevent sediment build up, and replacing the anode rod every 2-3 years.
The lifespan of a water heater is typically 8-12 years, but this can vary based on a number of factors including how well it was installed, your maintenance schedule, the water quality, and the unit itself. While we’ll keep your hot water heater working for a long time, sometimes you do have to get a new one, typically when it’s over 10 years old or when you begin to find leaks around the base. Nor-Can Heating and Air can help you replace your old unit with a new, more energy-efficient unit that will help you save on your bills further on.
Make sure that you aren’t shocked by unexpected cold water when you need hot water. Call Nor-Can Heating and Air today to ask about inspections and maintenance, or about installing a new water heater that better suits the needs of your home.