Installation & Repair
No one wants to do their dishes and laundry in cold water or to start their morning with a chilling shower. Whether you have an electric or gas water heater, it is important to make sure that it’s not only working but that it’s also working efficiently in order to ensure that you aren’t paying more on your bills than you should.
For your water heater, inspections and maintenance should be done every two months, every six months, or just once a year, so long as you retain a regular schedule. Regular maintenance can go a long way in reducing the cost of big repairs and in extending the life of your water heater. Regular water heater maintenance can also reduce your electricity bills, as it won’t be wasting energy trying to function properly. Two of the best things you can do for your water heater are to flush out the water every few months to prevent sediment build-up and replace the anode rod every 2-3 years.
The lifespan of a water heater is typically 8-12 years, but this can vary based on a number of factors including how well it was installed, your maintenance schedule, the water quality, and the unit itself. While we’ll keep your hot water heater working for a long time, sometimes you do have to get a new one, typically when it’s over 10 years old or when you begin to find leaks around the base. Nor-Can Heating and Air can help you replace your old unit with a new, more energy-efficient unit that will help you save on your bills further on down the road.