Preventative Maintenance Tips for Extending the Life of Your Water Heater

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Water heaters are indispensable for daily comfort and convenience, but they’re often overlooked until a problem arises. Regular maintenance can significantly extend the life of your water heater, ensuring it runs efficiently and effectively.

From JNR Plumbing, your trusted team for water heater repair in Greenwich, CT, here are key preventative maintenance tips to help you get the most out of your water heater.

Annual Inspection

Start with an annual inspection by a water heater replacement and repair professional. This can help identify issues like leaks, corrosion, or sediment buildup before they cause significant damage. This way, you can have the condition of your water heater properly assessed and necessary adjustments can be made.

Flush the Tank

Sediment buildup is a common issue that can reduce your water heater’s efficiency and lifespan. Flushing the tank at least once a year helps remove these sediments. Scheduling water heater services ensures your heater operates at peak efficiency and lasts longer.

Check the Anode Rod

The anode rod is designed to prevent corrosion inside the tank. Unless you have a tankless water heater, you’ll need to check it annually as a corroded rod can no longer protect your water heater, leading to premature tank failure. Replacement is straightforward but vital for water heater health.

Adjust the Temperature

Setting your water heater to the optimal temperature (around 120°F) can prevent overheating, reduce energy consumption, and slow mineral buildup and corrosion. This simple adjustment can significantly impact your unit’s efficiency and longevity.

Insulate Older Units

Insulating older water heaters and the pipes can reduce heat loss, improve efficiency, and lower operating costs. Special blankets designed for water heaters are available and can be a cost-effective way to enhance performance.

Routine maintenance not only extends the life of your water heater but also ensures it runs efficiently, saving you money on energy bills and avoiding costly emergency repairs.

Don’t wait for a breakdown to think about your water heater’s health. JNR Plumbing can help with professional water heater installation, inspection, maintenance, and replacement services. Our team can help you maximize the lifespan and efficiency of your water heater, ensuring you enjoy reliable hot water year-round. Connect with us today to schedule an appointment!

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