Do You Need a Water Heater Tune Up?

water heater tune upHaven’t heard of this before? Don’t feel ashamed, many people do not know that you could tune up your water heater. But this maintenance can save you money and time down the road. So, what exactly is done during this tune up?

Flush

Flushing out the water heater basically get rid of any sediment that has built up within the unit. The sediment makes the heater less efficient and taints the water you are using. I saw a water heater unit that was half way full of copper colored sediment. This was in an area of Palm Bay that still had well water. The water heater was not salvageable.

Anode Rod Replacement

This rod is more or less a sacrificial device that pulls the corrosion properties of water away from the unit onto itself. The anode rod extends the life and efficiency of your water heater.

Testing

A qualified plumber will test your heater to make sure it is heating to the right temperature and is not overheating. The electrical connections also get tested. Thermostats, heating coils and insulation are inspected at this time.

A tune-up can add years to your water heater life and save you money on your electric bill. You can call a licensed plumber today for a full tune-up.

Do you need a tune up?

If your water heater is several years old (or older) you need a tune-up. Then a tune-up every year or every other year will be sufficient.

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