The water heater in your home has an ideal lifespan of around 15 years.
A lot of times, because of a lack of maintenance, they need to be replaced after only 10 years or sooner.
With the proper maintenance, your water heater can last a lot longer than that.
Here’s what you can do to prolong the life of your water heater
Rust or Corrosion
Periodically, look for signs of rust or corrosion.
If there is, contact Metro Heating & Cooling. If caught early enough, it can usually be repaired for minimal cost and time.
Check for leaks on the main water line. If a leak is evident and you cannot repair it yourself, call us, and we’ll sort it out for you.
Check the temperature setting. If it appears too warm, then lowering it is a good idea to save on energy bills.
The temperature gauge shouldn’t be set above 125°.
If you find that your setting is at 125° or higher and you still have minimal hot water, your water heater needs to be replaced.
Keep an eye on your water softener.
If a water softener is left neglected, it will cause your water heater to heat water inefficiently because of hard water sediment build up.
The heater will then need to be replaced prematurely.
Remember that the sooner you identify issues and get them fixed, the better.
Leaving issues unsolved will create problems, and could potentially cost you hundreds of dollars.
We offer water heater tune-ups and safety checks at a low price. We will go into the heater and complete preventative maintenance and make sure everything is operating properly.