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Benefits of Flushing Your Water Heater
Did you know that doing small amounts of maintenance on your water heater each year can help reduce the risk of major plumbing issues down the road?
The key to success here is knowing how to maximize efficiency. Flushing your water heater once a year increases the overall efficiency. How? you might ask. Utah water tends to be hard. Hard water leaves sediment that settles to the bottom of the tank. When the water needs to heat up it has to heat up the sediment first, sediment is much harder to heat than water, thus decreasing the overall efficiency. As an added benefit to decreasing the amount of sediment in your tank, removing sediment helps to maintain a higher water capacity. This could be why your hot water runs out quickly. If you think you may have this issue, call us to help you flush your water heater.
Another great tip in regards to maintaining your water heater's overall health is making sure to keep debris and dust away from the base of the unit. Dust and debris can get sucked up into the filter and clog the machine.
Try these two tips and enjoy better water efficiency.