Top Ways to Extend the Lifespan of Your Water Heater
The average lifespan of a water heater is about a decade, with proper care along the way. Although newer models are being built tougher, they also tend to require more repairs along the way. Ultimately, the goal is to do what you can to maximize the longevity of this appliance, an investment into your own New Jersey home.
The last thing that you want to do is bear the expense of a replacement for your water heater, especially before it should be time. Learning effective ways to avoid this is, for as long as possible, will help reduce your household expenses, as well as your stress levels.
Learn From the Pros
As professionals in the industry we have many vital tips that we’re willing to share with you!
Have your tank flushed or cleaned, on an annual basis. The minerals and other substances that collect on the walls of your water tank are part of why it corrodes. The worse the buildup, the more likely you are to be stuck with problems resulting from corrosion, over time. Have your professional address your need for an annual flushing, in order to rid your tank of this type of buildup. This is one task you could probably take care of on your own, by attaching a garden hose to your water heater, and then enabling it to drain.
Of course, avoiding too many contaminants from being in the water to build up in your tank in the first place is a great way to start. By installing a water softener you will be able to cut out much of the mineral content that wreaks havoc on water heaters. Not to mention, softer water is gentler on clothing, hair and eliminates the presence of buildup on dishes. Plus, you will find many of your other water-based appliances have a longer lifespan, once you do away with hard water.
Set yourself up for success with the installation of an expansion tank. When your water heats up, it expands. Without an expansion tank, that means addressed stress on your current tank. In fact, by reducing the strain caused by expansion and contraction alone, you can add as much as 12 years to the lifespan of your system.
Of course, there is more to it than that, and finding the right pros to provide you with this type of advice can make all the difference. At Water Heaters NJ, we want to build a long-term working relationship with each of our clients.
It’s about more than making a quick buck from you and leaving you high and dry. It’s about genuine customer care in which we share important industry information, so you can prolong the lifespan and enhance the performance of your water heater – with fewer calls to us for service along the way.