Like most major systems in your Sarasota, Florida home, the water heater needs regular maintenance to run smoothly. Keep your water heater operating efficiently by using the following four methods.

Flush the Sediment

Over time, most water heating systems accumulate sediments or mineral deposits which lower efficiency and compromise the system’s performance. To make sure that your water heating system runs smoothly and to keep your utility bills low, flush your heater once a year. You will need to turn off the power and the water supply before flushing the unit, but this process is worthwhile if you want to keep your system running better for longer.

Add Insulation

If your water heater or pipes are in under-insulated areas of your home, adding insulation can greatly increase the system’s efficiency. Simply wrap the water heater itself in insulation or add insulating material to the pipes to improve system performance.

Install an Anode Rod

All water heating tanks wear as time passes, but you can slow down the process by limiting corrosion. Place an anode rod, which is a specially designed metal rod, inside the tank. This rod attracts corrosive particles in the water and preventing the tank’s glass lining from cracking. With the lining intact, your water heater will run more efficiently for longer. Installing an anode rod can also extend the life of the unit, helping you save money at the same time.

Schedule Professional Maintenance

If you want to protect your investment but you can’t spare the time to do regular checkups, call the pros at Custom Air & Plumbing. We can do all the above and more, including inspecting the tank, fixing leaks, and adjusting the thermostat when necessary. When you opt for professional maintenance, you can rely on us to keep your water heater running efficiently.

Whether your water heater needs maintenance or repairs, the plumbing professionals at Custom Air & Plumbing are here to help. Give us a call for help with your water heater and other plumbing issues today by calling 888-856-4507.