Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Water Heaters
No home can function without a water heater. Imagine having to jump into a cold shower on a freezing winter morning. Or washing your face with frigid water.
Still, a water heater is something we rarely think about until it no longer works.
Depending on when you moved in, your water heater may simply be a piece of equipment that takes up space in the basement, crawl space, or other section of your home. You may have never thought much about it. In fact, there are a few things we’ve discovered many people simply don’t know.
They need to be maintained
Water heaters aren’t a one-time installation. You can’t install a water heater once and expect it to work for decades without a little bit of work. They may seem like a fairly simple piece of equipment if you’ve ever looked at your water heater, but without maintenance, they will cause problems eventually.
Without a little maintenance work, leaks can sprout up in different places. And where there’s a water leak there’s the potential for serious water damage. Also, if you don’t maintain a water heater periodically along the way, you can shorten its lifespan by months or even years.
They need to be replaced
Like all home appliances, a water heater will eventually have to be replaced. The lifespan depends on a variety of things. Do you have gas or electric? Do you have tank or tankless? Timelines adjust depending on what style you have and how much use you give it every day. The best way to ensure a long life is with regular maintenance. Speak with one of our plumbing technicians the next maintenance visit to determine how much life is left in your water heater.
There are many ways to save
We have a water heater in our homes to have hot water whenever we choose. Still, hot water isn’t something you have from the moment you turn on the faucet. There are many ways you can replace your current water heater and move towards being more energy efficient and save water in the process. Tankless water heaters can end up saving you hundreds of dollars over the year as water won’t have to be heated and store to be at your disposal. Water recirculation systems can bring instant hot water to any room in your home.
If you have a desire, we can help you find the perfect solution. Just ask.