A water heater provides a home with hot water all year long, but many homeowners don’t think about the water heater until suddenly all they’re getting is cold water from the faucet. Because nothing is worse than stepping into a cold shower, it’s important to make sure your water heater is always running at its best. Maintaining your water heater and replacing it when necessary will allow you to enjoy hot water all year long.
Keep Your Water Hot with Water Heater Maintenance
To extend the life of your water heater, you should have your water heater serviced at least once per year. A typical water heater tune-up includes:
- Inspecting the outside of the tank for signs of rust or leaking
- Checking the thermostat for proper operation
- Cleaning the burner to remove any soot or debris
- Inspecting the vent system to prevent backdrafting
- Checking the anode rod in case it needs to be replaced
- Testing the temperature and pressure relief valve
- Flushing the tank to keep your water heater running efficiently
If your water heating professional finds any problems with your water heater during your annual tune-up, they can handle the necessary repairs or help you replace your water heater completely.
Get the Most from Your New Water Heater
If your water heater is older, or if it has leaks or temperature problems, it will likely need to be replaced. When this is the case, your water heating contractor can help you find a solution that is tailored to meet your home’s needs. There are two main routes you can take when selecting a new water heater:
Tank Water Heater
This is the most common type of water heater here in the Cherry Hill, NJ area. It features an insulated tank that stores hot water until it is needed somewhere in your home. Storage tank water heaters are best for households that simultaneously use hot water in two or more places in the home.
Tankless On-Demand Water Heater
This type of water heater does not have a hot water storage tank. It is especially energy efficient because it does not have to heat water that is being stored. Tankless water heaters typically take up less space than storage tank water heaters — a key benefit for many New Jersey homeowners.
The Allied team can help you determine which type of water heater is best suited for your needs, and then size your water heater specifically for your home for maximum energy efficiency. We install and maintain gas, electric, and high-efficiency water heaters, so you are sure to find a perfect water heating solution for your home.
Don’t let a faulty water heater steal your hot water. Call (856) 528-2822 or contact us to start getting the most from your water heater!