How to Extend the Life of Your Water Heater

Water heaters are an essential part of every Colorado homeowner’s daily life, especially during the cold seasons. To make sure yours continues to work efficiently and deliver hot water when needed, it is crucial to take proper care of it with advice from Front Range Water Heater and Excavation in Loveland.

Read on as we discuss a few simple ways you can extend the life of your residential water heater, maximizing your investment and avoiding costly replacements. Contact us directly for all your installation and repair needs as well!

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Regular Maintenance

Schedule annual professional inspections to identify any potential issues or signs of wear and tear. Drain the tank at least once a year as well to remove sediment buildup, which can lead to reduced efficiency and premature heat element failure.

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Check the Pressure Relief Valve

The pressure relief valve is a safety feature that helps regulate pressure inside your water heater. This valve prevents over-pressurization, which can cause leaks or even explosions. Test the valve once a year to ensure it is functioning correctly; simply lift it up and down several times for this test.

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Insulate Pipes and Tank

Insulating traditional or tankless water heater pipes helps reduce heat loss during distribution. Additionally, adding insulation to the water heater tank minimizes heat loss as it sits idle, preserving its overall efficiency.

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Keep the Area Around Clear

Ensure there is ample space around the water heater to allow for proper ventilation and avoid any potential fire hazards. Clear away any clutter or debris near the unit, too.

Get the Water Heater Repairs You Need Now

By following these preventative maintenance tips, you can ensure your water heater continues to work efficiently, providing hot water for years to come. Contact Front Range Water Heater and Excavation now to learn more about our hot water heater repairs and system recommendations.

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