Winter Is Coming; The Importance of Water Heater Inspections
Water heater inspections are an important part of any home. They are used to heat your home, for cooking, bathing and other uses we often don’t think about until it’s too late. That is why it is important to have your water heater inspected annually as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There are many reasons why you should have your water heater inspected, especially in the fall months. Most homes are equipped with natural gas or electric water heaters and as is with any appliance that runs year-round, it is vital to make sure that they are working within full efficiency and safety.
Water Heater Safety
If left unchecked, water heaters can create a hazardous situation and release carbon monoxide into the home. This silent killer has no odor and is nearly impossible to detect unless your home is equipped with a carbon monoxide detector especially within the room that stores your water heater. By conducting an inspection with an experienced technician, you can avoid the pitfall of running into this dangerous situation.
Water heater temperatures, if set too high, can also cause burns and scalding. An inspection will also examine the temperature and adjust it to the appropriate setting.
With yearly, proactive inspections you can also catch potential damage before it happens which will avoid added expenses and costs from property damage and will keep you up-to-date on any building codes and avoid potential fines.
Water Heater Efficiency
A well-maintained water heater will run at its full efficiency. Since water heaters run year-long it is important to check for issues that if left unchecked could create serious and costly issues down the road. If the water heater is not consistent in providing hot water or makes unusual sounds, that could be a sign of burner issues or sediment build up in the tank. The flushing of these buildups or mineral deposits will prevent any problems that may arise. With colder temperatures in the winter you want to make sure that your heater runs smoothly. As colder water enters your home, it takes more energy to heat that water. Proper insulation and a well working water heater can help reduce those higher heating bills.
Water Heater Longevity
Much like your vehicle and HVAC system, your water heaters will thrive under constant maintenance and will last longer. Water heaters have an average lifespan of 10-years. Having yearly inspections, you can extend the lifespan of your water heater by detecting problems before they occur.
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