Most water heaters only last 10-12 years. Do you know when you will need a new one? You can make your water heater last as long as possible with regular maintenance. When was the last time that your water heater was serviced and inspected?
Water Heater Maintenance
It is suggested that water heaters be drained and flushed every year. The anode rod should be checked every 2-3 years.
When was your water heater installed? If it was more than 2 years ago, we highly recommend scheduling a maintenance visit. It is never too late to start serving your water heater, however as time goes by part can wear down. Especially a water heater that has not been cared for may need parts replaced and extra care.
When to Replace Your Water Heater
Once a tank type water heater reaches 10-12 years of age it is time to consider replacement verses repair. With a new installation the normal tank warranty is for 6 years, but with the installation of a carbon filter the warranty can be extended to 8-10 years with the proper maintenance of the filter. Schedule your home safety inspection to find out what the age and condition of your water heater is. By upgrading to a more efficient model you can save money on your monthly energy bills as well as increase the comfort of your home.
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