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Most homes use a conventional water heater, like this one. It keeps a supply of hot water in the tank for whenever you need it. Its operation is fairly simple, cold water is automatically delivered to the bottom of the tank where a heating element heats the water, then when hot water is needed it's send throughout your home. However, water heaters aren't maintenance free.

Over time, rust, corrosion, and sediment build-up can seriously affect the efficiency and longevity of your water heater. That's why it's important to have an annual inspection. Key elements of an inspection include checking the tank and connections for rust and corrosion, testing the pressure relief valve to make sure it's operational, inspecting the anode rod to see that it's still able to attract harmful minerals, draining and flushing out sediment, and more. Regular water heater maintenance will help your water heater last longer, lower energy costs by 12% to 15%, and reduce costly breakdowns. Plus, you'll never get caught in a cold shower.

If you'd like more information about water heater maintenance services, give us a call, we'll be happy to help you out.

This post was written by Finan Home Service

July 18, 2017