There are three specific factors that make hot water heater maintenance a must for every homeowner. You see, hot water heaters are prone to fail if they’re not well maintained. Factors such as the buildup of sediment, a corroded tank or too much pressure within the system can cause the equipment to break down.
In fact, these three factors are the leading cause of system failure. To keep your equipment operating well and for a long time, make sure you put hot water heater maintenance at the top of your to-do list.
Most experts advise homeowners to flush out their tanks once or twice a year, an effective way to purge the tank of buildup and keep it clean. You should also regularly inspect the tank for buildup, cleaning out any visible sediment that you can access via the nipple or clean-out hole. The final task homeowners can do to help remove buildup is to open the pressure-relief valve.
When performing any hot water maintenance tasks, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. You can and should also have an expert HVAC contractor help with maintenance. Using an expert is particularly helpful because not all water-heating systems are the same, and some components require unique considerations, including the following factors:
For expert advice on hot water maintenance, contact Arpi’s Industries today! We’ve been serving Greater Calgary-area homeowners for almost 50 years.
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