What Maintenance Does a Water Heater Need?

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Water heater maintenance is essential to ensure that the appliance is functioning efficiently. Regular maintenance helps to prolong the lifespan of the water heater, improve energy efficiency, and prevent breakdowns. The frequency of maintenance depends on the type of water heater, its age, and the amount of use. Generally, water heater maintenance should be performed at least once every two years by a professional HVAC technician.

One critical aspect of water heater maintenance is the replacement of the anode rod. An anode rod is a metal rod that is inserted into the water heater tank to prevent corrosion. Over time, the anode rod deteriorates and needs to be replaced. The frequency of anode rod replacement depends on several factors, such as the type of water heater, the water quality, and the amount of use. In general, it is recommended to replace the anode rod every three to five years.

Another essential aspect of water heater maintenance is flushing the tank sediment. Sediment buildup in the tank can lead to reduced water heater efficiency, increased energy consumption, and premature failure. Flushing the tank involves draining the water heater and removing any sediment that has accumulated at the bottom of the tank. The frequency of tank flushing depends on several factors, such as the water quality, the amount of use, and the type of water heater. In general, it is recommended to flush the tank once every two years to prevent sediment buildup.

At A.J. LeBlanc Heating, we provide comprehensive water heater installation, maintenance, and service for all types of water heaters. Our team of highly skilled and experienced technicians can help you keep your water heater in top condition, prolonging its lifespan and ensuring reliable performance. We can perform regular maintenance tasks such as anode rod replacement and tank flushing to help keep your water heater operating at its best. Contact us today to schedule your water heater maintenance appointment.

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