Hot water is a luxury most of us enjoy and likely take for granted. To keep it flowing, water heater maintenance is important to ensure safety, efficiency, and longevity. However, if not maintained, it will likely break down. If your hot water goes out or if you spot a leak, we can help.
At A. Hattersley, we can service and repair your existing water heater, whether you have an electric, gas or tankless unit, as well as help you select and install a new one.
Annual preventative maintenance for your water heater is key to ensure it is running efficiently and may help you avoid costly repairs or damage in the future. A small leak can waste thousands of gallons of water per year and cost up to $200.
Our service technicians check for leaks in water lines, corrosion or leaks in the safety relief valve, inspect safety limit controls and all elements to make sure they are functioning properly.
Safety- Water heaters have safety devices that require annual testing. The temperature and pressure valve protects your water heater from excess pressures and temperatures. For safety purposes, this should be checked in an annual inspection.
Efficiency- The buildup of calcium will make your system less efficient. These minerals settle at the bottom of your water heater, making it more difficult to produce hot water and reducing the amount of water available to heat. In gas water heaters, these minerals can create hot spots leading to tank damage and failure. In electric models, these minerals can cause the lower heating element to fail. Flushing your tank during a maintenance inspection will remove these minerals, which will increase its efficiency and reduce energy costs.
Longevity- Neglecting to maintain your water heater will decrease the longevity of your system. Regular maintenance will identify problems that can be fixed before they become major issues.