When it comes to your water heater, there are number of things that can go wrong if you don’t maintain it on a regular basis. Irregular or improper maintenance can lead to leaks, noise, and unwanted odors or colours in your water. Further down the road, you may find yourself in a position of needing to either repair or entirely replace your water heater.
These situations are costly and can be avoided. Here are three simple steps to keep your water heater in great shape so that you and your family can have the safety and peace of mind you deserve.
Regular Visual Inspections
Having your water heater inspected on a regular basis is an important proactive measure. Doing so will allow you to catch problems before they escalate into something much more serious. In the long run, you will save yourself both money and headaches. During regular visual inspections, your water heater should be checked for any signs of corrosion or leaks.
Check the Temperature and Pressure Valves
The temperature and pressure valves are the heart and soul of your water tank. By checking them on a regular basis, you may be able to gauge whether the valves need to be repaired or replaced to maintain your water heater’s efficiency.
Owing a Water Softener
Just because your water looks clean, doesn’t mean it is. If you see rust stains, or a milky residue builds up on your glasses, this could be an indicator that you need a water softener. There are many benefits of owning a water softener including being able to keep your clothing longer, saving on energy and water bills and extending the life of your water heater! If you are unsure whether a water softener is right for you, we would advise that you have your water tested by an HVAC professional.
These three simple maintenance steps are your best bet to extend the lifespan of your water heater and keep you and your family safe. To guarantee a thorough and proper inspection, we would recommend you contact your local CLARITY by ClimateCare retail contractor. Contact CLARITY by ClimateCare today and you will even get a free 4 point water heater inspection!