Why Should I Have My Water Heater Flushed Yearly?

January 1, 2020

Your hot water heater is one of the hardest-working appliances in your household. However, most people don’t think about this heater until something goes wrong.

Ideally, you’ll be able to avoid a mechanical breakdown for as long as possible by getting regular maintenance services. This involves having a professional detect water heater leaks and flushing your water heater as needed. You should have your water heater flushed annually for the following reasons.

Your Water Heater Will Be Less Likely to Break Down

Groundwater contains minerals. Therefore, sediment builds up in your hot water tank over time. As natural sediment accumulates on the inside of your water tank, it insulates the heater and causes the water to overheat. The excess heat causes the water to expand, which increases pressure in the tank until the appliance develops a leak or worse. If this happens, you’ll need assistance from a professional technician as soon as possible.

You’ll Have More Hot Water

As sediment builds up, it occupies space in your water tank. Over the years, this space becomes more substantial and can even amount to multiple gallons of collected sediment. Regularly flushing your water tank will allow you to continue to store hot water up to the tank’s maximum capacity. Ultimately, you’ll have more hot water if you get an annual flushing.

Your Energy Bill Will Remain Lower

Sediment buildup diminishes your water heater’s ability to efficiently heat your water. Therefore, your system will burn more energy to keep up with your household’s demand. To keep your energy bill reasonable, schedule a water heater flushing service along with your annual HVAC maintenance.

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