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Maintaining Your Water Heater for Maximum Efficiency

We made it a quarter way through the year! At Metro-Flow Plumbing we are always ready to take care of all your plumbing needs. We have been serving the Dallas area for more than 30 years and we bring all the knowledge and experience to each of our service calls. Our team of plumbing professionals are licensed, insured and ready to roll!

In today’s blog we are going to talk about our water heaters and how we can maximize their efficiency. We all have water heaters at home but how much do you actually know about them?

A water heater is a critical component of your home’s plumbing system. Without it, you wouldn’t have hot water for showers, washing dishes, and laundry. However, most homeowners don’t think about their water heaters until there’s a problem. To ensure your water heater runs efficiently and lasts for as long as possible, below are some tips for maintenance and repair.

Maintenance is Essential

Proper water heater maintenance is essential for optimal performance, safety and cost efficiency. Taking a few moments to inspect your water heater’s settings can save you from cold showers, potential water damage and costly repairs in the future. It’s important to take note of the water temperature for both safety and energy conservation – water that’s too hot can be dangerous, while water that’s too cold can result in higher energy bills. Additionally, checking your water pressure and ensuring that all connections are properly sealed can help prevent water leakage when you may least expect it. Simple water heater maintenance is an easy way to provide peace of mind and ensure your water heater runs problem free – so don’t forget to inspect those settings regularly.

Inspect the Temperature Settings

One of the simplest ways to maintain your water heater is to check the temperature setting. If it’s too high, it can cause damage to your pipes or if the water heater is an old unit it may even start a fire. The optimal setting is between 120-140 degrees Fahrenheit (48-60 degrees Celsius). Check the temperature setting periodically to make sure it’s not too high.

Check for Leaks

Leaks can be caused by corrosion buildup inside the tank due to age or mineral deposits. You should also check around the base of the unit and any pipe connections to look for signs of moisture or dampness that could indicate a leak in your system. If you find any leaks, call Metro-Flow Plumbing right away so we can identify the source of the leak and take steps to repair it before any further damage occurs. The sooner leaks are addressed and fixed, the better.

Flush Out Sediment

Over time, sediment can build up in your water heater tank due to minerals in the water supply such as calcium or magnesium. This buildup can cause problems with your water pressure and reduce the efficiency of your hot water system over time. To keep sediment from building up, flush out your tank every few months with cold water from a garden hose. This will help remove any buildup that may be present in order to keep your system running smoothly and efficiently for years to come.

Properly maintaining your water heater is essential if you want it to last as long as possible and run efficiently throughout its life span. By inspecting its temperature settings regularly, checking for leaks around pipes or connections, and flushing out sediment every few months you can ensure that your hot water stays reliable all year long! If you have any questions about how best to care for your hot water system, don’t hesitate to contact a professional plumber who has experience working with these systems in order to get expert advice on proper maintenance techniques.

With technological advances comes room for innovations. Ask us about other water heater options such as a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters not only take up less space but are a more efficient way of heating up your water. If your old water heater is in need of constant repair or its shelf life has expired, now may be a good time to upgrade your home and get a tankless water heater. A tankless water heater is more energy efficient as it heats up the water quickly and when needed while the old large tank model is constantly heating water in order for you to use. Interested? Contact us today.

We hope you have learned something about water heaters with this week’s blog. As always you can call us at 214-328-7371 to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed and insured plumbing technicians. We can walk you through the steps if you decide to upgrade your water heater, as well as come to your home and install it. 

See you in next week’s blog entry Dallas! Thank you for stopping by the Metro-Flow Plumbing Blog. We are always ready to help you with your plumbing needs.

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About Metro-Flow Plumbing in Dallas, TX

Metro-Flow Plumbing was founded in 1989 under three core principles: to provide the best plumbing service, outstanding customer service, and to always be honest with its customers. These principles have kept Metro-Flow Plumbing in business for over 30-years. Rick Romero, Founder and Master Plumber at Metro-Flow Plumbing, as well as the trained technicians at Metro-Flow Plumbing, take great pride in the work they provide to their customers in Dallas and surrounding cities. Metro-Flow Plumbing offers a 100% service guarantee to all their customers.

Water Heater Maintenance Tips for Maximum Efficiency

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