One of the most undervalued comforts we have is having access to an almost limitless supply of hot water at home. You can take a hot shower virtually whenever you want and wash your dishes in hot water to increase the cleaning power. Your water heater tank fills back up when you run out of hot water and starts heating fresh water for when you need it again.

Water Heater Maintenance

So how can you maintain your water heater and make sure it keeps heating water to your standards? If you neglect routine water heater maintenance, your water heater will likely present you with some serious issues, and it will function more effectively and last longer if you take care of it. Give us a call to set up an appointment if you’re in the Asheville, NC area, and prepared to arrange water heater services.

Annual Upkeep for a Water Heater

If you neglect routine maintenance, your water heater will present you with a few serious issues. Regular water heater maintenance will help you save money on energy expenditures each month and will make your water heater last years longer than is typical.

Buildup of Minerals in a Water Heater

The water storage tank’s mineral deposit at the bottom is the main cause for concern. Calcium and magnesium concentrations are higher in hard water. When you drink the water, you might not necessarily see or taste these particles, but they are still there.

These minerals eventually form a barrier between the water that is being stored in the bottom of your water heater. The minerals may prevent heating elements from efficiently supplying your home with the desired water temperature. In an effort to heat your water more effectively, your water heater could also try to work harder. Your energy expenses could go up as a result, costing you more each month. So that your water heater maintains its effectiveness year after year, our staff can scrape out the mineral accumulation from the bottom of your tank once a year.

Anode Rod for Water Heaters

The anode rod is the other main area of worry. Every water heater has an anode rod inside the tank that, by gradually dissolving over time, guards against rust. However, the rod eventually needs to be replaced because it fully degrades after three to five years. Although you can’t foresee when it will totally disintegrate, a member of our staff can examine your unit and provide a reliable estimate.

If you don’t change the anode rod once it dissolves, your water heater could corrode and deteriorate more quickly. This is not only detrimental to your water heater. Your water’s quality may be impacted by rust. Your hot water may include more pollutants and have decreased water pressure.

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If you are in the Asheville, NC area, and would like Autry Plumbing to take a look at your water heater CONTACT us TODAY!