When a team of professionals tells you that your water heater is on its last legs, you should probably listen. That being said, water heaters last for a considerably long time, over a decade in the best cases, so you’ve got to look beyond the bad news and look at how a water heater gets to such a bad state. Water heaters require maintenance, long term care for their lives so that it can provide hot water to your home while consuming as little energy as possible.
As your neighborhood plumbers, we’ve got a few tips that could help better the efficiency and efficacy of your water heater. Professional plumbing in Boynton Beach, FL is required if you notice anything wrong, and the earlier you let a professional know about problems, or schedule maintenance, the better of you’ll be. So, let’s talk about some ways you can extend the lifespan of your water heater.
How Long Does a Water Heater Last?
Water heaters are built to last, which means they can pass a decade to even 15 years if you treat it well. The hardest part about owning a water heater is making sure you provide the necessary services to ensure that it gets to that point in its lifespan. In order to do that, you’ll need to follow three basic rules that we’ve outlined below. If you’ve been a diligent homeowner and all of these seem standard, then dare we say you’ve been a great water heater owner!
What’s the Best Way to Use My Water Heater?
Water heaters are just like any other appliance, the more you use it, the faster it will wear out. If you’re using hot water all day, every day, then chances are your system won’t last more than a few years. We often tell homeowners to take a hard look at their water usage and try to find ways to be conservative about their hot water. For instance, on a hot summer day, it might be better to take a cold and refreshing shower than your normal warm one. Or perhaps you can run a bath that might save water and lessen the burden on your hot water heater. Utilize efficient appliances like laundry machines and dishwashers that consume less energy and hot water, and you’ll see a measurable difference in the life of your system.
There’s Something Wrong, What Do I Do?
The moment you think something is wrong with your water heater, call our team. It can be anywhere from your system not providing any hot water, to your water just not being hot enough, to bills being sky-high. The earlier you call for professional repair, the better off you’ll be.
What Else Can I Do?
Schedule water heater maintenance! If you’re one of the many lucky homeowners that don’t currently have a problem with your water heater, it’s never a bad time to schedule maintenance. Maintenance services can ensure that your system is running at peak efficiency and will last year after year. Plus, maintenance has been proven to extend water heater lifespans considerably.
Stay vigilant and take care of your water heater. At Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC, you can count on nice people and super service. Call our super-friendly team today!