4 Reasons Not to Skip Water Heater Maintenance


It’s hard to imagine going without hot water in the winter, but it’s certainly a possibility should your water heater unexpectedly fail due to a lack of maintenance. Premier Comfort shares a few good reasons you should not skip water heater maintenance.

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Lower Risk of Failure — Regular maintenance allows you to spot potential problems with your water heater and address them before they lead to premature failure. One of the most common water heater problems is the accumulation of mineral deposits at the bottom of the heater tank. Regularly flushing the water heater helps keep the tank and heating elements clean, resulting in a reliable supply of hot water that’s there when you need it.

Energy Savings — Mineral deposits on the heating element act as a barrier that slows heating down, resulting in increased energy consumption and higher utility bills. Flushing the water heater tank once a year minimizes mineral buildup and helps keep your water system efficient. Note: Some models may need to be flushed every six months.

Extended Water Heater Life Span — Water heater replacement isn’t exactly cheap, and you’ll want to get the most out of your current one before considering a replacement. The better the condition of your water heater, the longer it will serve you. When your heater is ultimately up for replacement, consider efficient tankless water heaters for “on-demand” hot water.

Maintaining Full Tank Volume — Mineral and sediment build-up at the bottom of the tank occupies space that would otherwise be occupied by hot water. A well-maintained water heater lets you use the water tank to full capacity, which can be critical for those weekday mornings when there’s a battle to see who gets to use the shower first!

Call Premier Comfort for Your Water Heater Needs

To learn more about water heater maintenance or our other heating and cooling system services, call Premier Comfort today at (720) 613-5904. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. Ask us about our financing options for new HVAC installations.

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