Your water heater is one of those appliances you only think about once it’s not working! Then, suddenly, it’s the only thing you can think of! A poorly functioning water heater can result in higher energy bills and either piping-hot or ice-cold water. Not only is this a significant inconvenience, but it can also be dangerous for you and your family. That is why annual maintenance for your water heater is so important.
Why You Need Annual Maintenance
Your water heater works hard to provide hot water for your home all year. Over time, sediment and mineral deposits can build up in the tank, leading to corrosion.
How Often Should You Maintain Your Water Heater?
You should clean your water heater and have it serviced at least once a year—preferably before winter sets in. It will help ensure that your unit runs efficiently and at peak performance. Any minor problems with your unit will be caught during maintenance and fixed before they become more significant issues.
Setting the Temperature Range
Set the temperature range on your water heater to ensure that you’re saving energy and running the risk of scalding yourself with too-hot water. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting electric water heaters to 120 degrees Fahrenheit and gas-powered units to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. You can adjust the temperature settings on most units by turning a knob or dial on the front of the appliance. Again, consult your owner’s manual for specific instructions on setting the temperature range on your unit correctly.
How to Schedule Annual Maintenance
The best way to schedule annual maintenance for your water heater is to contact Service Plus. Our licensed plumbers come out to your home and perform a thorough inspection of your unit. Once we have completed the inspection, we will be able to give you a list of any recommended repairs or replacements that need your attention. We will also be able to answer any questions about maintaining your unit in the future.
Your water heater is an essential part of your home’s plumbing system. A well-maintained unit will save you money on energy bills, prevent health hazards, and prolong the life of your appliance. If you’re in the Indianapolis metro area, schedule annual maintenance for your water heater with us today—you’ll be glad you did!
Or better yet, join the Service Plus Club for only $8.25 per month. When you join the Service Plus Club, you’ll enjoy peace of mind knowing your family is safe and comfortable. Plus, when your heating, cooling, and plumbing systems are properly maintained and operating efficiently, you’re saving money and being good to the environment. Join the Service Plus Club now and enjoy the benefits of regular maintenance on your home’s most important systems and equipment.