How to Extend Your Water Heater’s Lifespan
Posted on December 23rd, 2015
Homeowners in our area tend to find that their water heaters don’t last as long as they should. Hard water leaves behind mineral deposits that can reduce a unit’s efficiency. Extending your water heater’s lifespan is possible! Follow these tips:
1. Flush your water heater periodically. According to InterNACHI, flushing your water heater from time to time “not only removes some of the buildup, but, in tank systems, the process heats the water in the tank.” If you’re not sure how to flush your system, follow this guide or contact Plumbing Medic for assistance!
2. Treat your water. In homes with soft water, water heater sediment does not build up as quickly. Treating hard water can help extend the lifespan of your water heater as well as other plumbing appliances like dishwashers and washing machines. Plumbing Medic offers an array of water treatment options, from whole house conditioners to water softeners.
3. Upgrade to a tankless water heater. If your old water heater needs to be replaced, consider buying a tankless one. Typical water heaters are designed to last up to 13 years, while tankless water heaters can keep going for up to 20 years.
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