Most water heaters can last between eight and twelve years; some homeowners have even seen their tanks last as long as fifteen. What’s the secret to making water heaters last? The skilled craftsmen at Service First Electrical and Plumbing know the ins and outs of all things electrical and plumbing and want to share their wisdom with Texarkana homeowners.
Service First Electrical and Plumbing has three tips you should follow if you want to make your water heater last as long as possible:
- Flush Tank Regularly: Manufacturers and craftsmen alike agree that flushing and draining your water heater once a year can help increase the lifespan. Be sure to check your model’s specific instructions on how to completely drain and refill your water heater. This will help to prevent the buildup of sediment and keep your water heater efficient.
- Maintain Anode Rod: Check the rod that hangs inside your water heater’s tank routinely to make sure it’s not corroding. If the anode rod corrodes, so does the rest of the tank. Replacing this rod will ultimately be much cheaper than replacing the entire water heater.
- Insulate Tank: Unlike the two routine maintenance tips above, insulating your water heater tank only has to be done once. The experts at Service First Electrical and Plumbing have found that wrapping your tank in a blanket can increase its efficiency by up to 40% by lessening the amount of heat that unnecessarily escapes.
For more information regarding your water heater or to schedule any routine maintenance, call the pros at Service First Electrical and Plumbing today at (870) 775-1035. You can also visit them online to schedule any service for your electrical or plumbing, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.