Putting money into water heater maintenance has several benefits. It not only helps provide a steady supply of hot water, but it also reduces energy costs. More so, it makes it possible to avoid unanticipated malfunctions.
1. Higher Energy Efficiency
As sediment builds up at the tank’s base, it insulates the heating element from the water, reducing the water heater’s effectiveness. Due to the additional effort required by the heater to maintain the specified temperature, energy consumption rises. Flushing the tank as part of routine maintenance removes silt, which in turn makes the heating element work more effectively. This enhanced efficiency lessens the ecological footprint of water heating while also decreasing energy costs.
2. Greater Safety
Another important part of water heater maintenance is making sure it is safe to use. Tank leaks or, very rarely, failure might occur due to normal wear and use. Experts examine the water heater for corrosion and other damage. Then, they fix any problems they find. This preventative measure lessens the likelihood of gas leaks, water damage and other hazards caused by a broken water heater.
3. Fewer Repairs
By catching problems early on, regular maintenance for hot water heaters can save a lot of money on repairs. It aids in avoiding the damage and decreased efficiency that might result from corrosion, leaks, and silt accumulation. Repairs like replacing tanks, valves, or heating elements might be expensive, but they are avoidable with timely maintenance.
4. Longer Lifespan
Sediment accumulation, corrosion, and other problems can diminish the heater’s efficiency and operability over time. Performing a professional flush, sediment removal, leak detection and component inspection are all part of routine maintenance. Ultimately, regular maintenance allows the water heater to remain in top working condition for a longer period of time.
If your water heater needs maintenance or repair, contact Comfort Pro Inc. We also help homeowners with all of their heating and cooling needs. Have a commercial property? We can help. Contact Comfort Pro Inc. now to schedule maintenance for the water heater in your Reading, PA, home.