Whether it’s the peak of summer or the middle of winter, you’ll be thankful for a fully functioning water heater. Your home needs hot water all year round for showering, cleaning, and more. But if you neglect water heater maintenance, your water heater could stop functioning or completely break down unexpectedly. Don’t let that happen to you. Learn why water heater maintenance is important and check out this service guide.
What Is a Water Heater?
Think of your water heater as a storage tank capable of heating water and holding it for when you need it. Water heaters are either gas or electric-powered. Your average electric water heater is smaller than a gas-powered unit because it has a burner in the bottom and a chimney that runs through the tank. Tankless (electric) units are a newer option that homeowners may want to consider installing in their homes. These water heaters don’t store water but heat within the pipes when hot water is turned on.
Depending on the type of water heater you have, it could last anywhere from six to eight years for gas-powered or more than eight years for an electric unit. But if you want to get the most out of your water heater, you need to schedule regular maintenance. Having a professional technician inspect and diagnose issues can help you avoid larger costs down the road and unexpected breakdowns.
Water Heater Maintenance
Cause for Concern
There are several things you should look out for when it comes to your water heater. First and foremost, if it stops producing hot water or does not produce sufficient amounts, it’s time to give us a call. Other causes for concern may include strange clunking or banging noises or puddles forming near the tank.
More Common Water Heater Issues
Lack of hot water, strange noises, and puddles are signs that you need water heater maintenance, but those aren’t the only issues that could lead to an unexpected breakdown. Corrosion within your water heater tank could lead to brown or rust-colored water coming out of the faucets. Another common water heater issue is a rotten egg-like smell coming from the water. This could be due to bacteria growing in the tank.
It is important to stay proactive about your water heater to keep it from experiencing issues that could lead to costly repairs or replacements. Preventative maintenance on a hot water heater can be as easy as picking up the phone and calling A-Absolute technicians for assistance. Our team knows what to look out for and can help extend the life of your water heater.
Give the Professionals at A-Absolute a Call
Neglecting water heater maintenance won’t make problems disappear. Even if your unit isn’t experiencing issues right now, a health check on it from one of our professionals goes a long way in preventing future issues.
We’ve served over 100,000 customers in New Jersey over the past two decades. Our services are available whenever you need them—24/7 with no extra charge. Call A-Absolute at 1 (908) 460-7242 or schedule online for water heater maintenance.