As residents of Greenville and the other areas in the Upstate, you know how high utility bills can be. Inspecting your water heater and making sure it is operating effeciently can help your family save some money on utility bills.
Is your water heater properly insulated? Look not only at the tank but also for any exposed pipes. It is not only important to make sure that the tank and pipes are insulated but also that the insulation is of a high enough grade. By ensuring that your water heater is properly insulated you can prevent a good deal of heat loss.
The lifespan of your water heater depends on the grade of its lining, the water temperature and quality, how much the unit is used, and the number of anode rods it has. Replacing the Anode rods as needed can help extend the life of your water heater by delaying any corrosion of the tank. The Anode rods cause a reaction with the water in the tank to slow down corrosion of the tank’s steel not protected by the lining. The more the lining covers the tank , the less area that is susceptible to possible tank corrosion. Flushing out the tank will remove buildup of mineral sediment which clogs and slows the function of your water heater.
If your water heater is very old (over 10 years) upgrading to a more energy effecient model that provides several times the amount of optimal effeciency over conventional water heaters. Tankless water heaters may also be something to consider as well. Tankless Heaters tend to cost more initially but save you money over the long run on as they reduce your utility bills and last longer than non tankless water heaters.
For those living in Greenville or the surronding communities in the Upsatate of SC , if you’ve done everything you can to optimize your water heater but still can’t make it as efficient as you’d like, your friendly neighborhood plumbers at KT Plumbing 864-663-6105 are certified and trained to install, maintain, repair, or replace any water heater equipment needed. We offer installation on makes and models from most major manufacturers. Call us at 864 663 6105.
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