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Water Heater

Water Heater Maintenance

Once installed, the tank water heater will be good to go. Over time, however, it will suffer from wear and tear just like any other part of your household. Your water heater plays a crucial role in providing hot water for various daily activities. Regular water heater maintenance is essential to ensure that it continues to work efficiently and reliably.

Benefits of Routine Water Heater Maintenance:

Extended Lifespan

Regular maintenance, including flushing the tank and inspecting the anode rod, can help prevent sediment buildup and corrosion, allowing your water heater to last longer and provide consistent hot water.

Improved Energy Efficiency

Sediment can build up in the take, making it hard to heat up, leading to more energy being used. Regular maintenance can clean the heating element, improve energy efficiency, and save you money on utility bills.

Consistent Hot Water Supply

Neglected water heaters are more likely to experience issues like uneven heating or an insufficient hot water supply. Maintenance helps ensure that your unit functions at its best, providing a steady and consistent flow of hot water when you need it most.

Reduced Repairs

Preventative maintenance can catch small issues before they escalate into major problems. By identifying and addressing possible problems, you can avoid costly repairs down the road.


Neglected units can develop dangerous issues, such as gas leaks or electrical problems. Routine maintenance includes safety checks, ensuring that your water heater operates safely and reducing the risk of accidents or hazards.

Improved Water Quality Energy Efficiency

Sediment and mineral buildup in the tank can affect the quality of your hot water. Over time, this can lead to discolored or foul-smelling water. Regular flushing and maintenance can help maintain water quality.

Tank VS Tankless Water Heaters

Did you know that there are two options for water heaters? Many of us think of a large cylindrical tank filled with hot water, but that is not the only option anymore. Depending on your lifestyle, the choice of water heater can change.

The Tank Option

A tank water heater operates by keeping a large amount of hot water at a constant temperature, either using a heat exchanger or an electric heating element. It can come in a variety of types, for example:

Electric Tank Water Heaters

Gas Tank Water Heaters

Propane Tank Water Heaters

A tank water heater is a go-to for many households and has been a reliable choice for decades. But, like any piece of equipment, a tank water heater needs to be maintained and kept up with to ensure it works at its full capacity.

The Tankless Option

The tankless water heater operates not by keeping a large amount of hot water in a large tank at a particular temperature but by heating that water on demand. It will kick on right when you call for hot water and deliver hot water to the tap in a matter of seconds. It operates by combusting natural gas or by an electric heating element.

The benefits of a tankless water heater…

It will save space due to its compact size

They last roughly 5 to 10 years longer than traditional water heaters

They use 35% - 50% less energy than tank water heaters

You'll also need less maintenance for a tankless water heater over time

If you don’t know which type of water heater would be best for your home, call the Master Plumbers at Lutz Plumbing!

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