What Upkeep Do Water Heaters Need?

Your Guide To Water Heater Maintenance

water heaters Dutchess County, NY The water heater in your Hudson Valley home works hard all year long, but it works especially hard during the winter months. Because of how hard it works and how much you and your family rely on it to provide warm water for washing hands, dishes, clothes, bathing, etc., it’s an appliance you don’t want to take for granted. Water heaters need upkeep. You should get yours professionally serviced once a year.

Why Water Heater Maintenance Matters

Winter and the freezing temperatures that come with it can take a big toll on your water heater and the connected plumbing system. Especially as your water heater gets older, regular maintenance becomes increasingly important. Your water heater should receive yearly maintenance. Annual maintenance is the best way to catch any potential problems and address them before they become more serious.

What’s Involved In Annual Water Heater Maintenance?

Your technician will check your water heater for early warning signs of problems. They’ll look for leaks, examine the heating mechanism, ensure that the pipe fittings are secure, and check to see that everything is functioning as it should. A maintenance visit also includes some basic upkeep. For example, (if you have a water heater with a tank) your technician will flush the tank to remove any sediment that’s built up on the bottom. They may also replace the anode rod, which keeps your tank rust-free.

What Are The Benefits?

There are many benefits to annual water heater maintenance. Here are a few:

Is Something Wrong with Your Water Heater?

Is the water heater in your Dutchess County, NY home working well or is it about to let you down? If you notice any of the following, chances are your water heater needs to be repaired or replaced:

Bottini Fuel has over 70 years of experience keeping our customers comfortable and safe in their homes.

Contact Bottini Fuel today to learn more about our water heater service plans. With locations serving New York’s Hudson Valley as well as parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, we’re here for you.