Your water heater is like any other appliance which means it will fail. Here in Sterling, VA, residents have turned to Garneski Air Conditioning & Heating for over 30 years when they have water heater issues, and we’d like you to give us the chance to help you too.
Is your heater on the fritz again? Check out our heater installation page and see if a new unit is right for you.
Is Your Water Heater in Trouble? These Signs Say Yes!
Your water heater works day and night to supply you and your family with hot water when you want it. But, working like that for years on end puts a strain on the system, which leads to problems and failure. Get to know these symptoms of a failing water heater so you can call a hot water repair and installation company for help before it’s too late.
- Rusty or cloudy water
- Banging or strange sounds coming from the tank
- Water takes longer than usual to get hot
- Water doesn’t stay as hot as it used to
- Water leaks from the tank
Call for help at the first sign of trouble with your hot water tank to avoid the inconvenience of being without hot water for days.
How to Maintain Your Water Heater
Like any appliance or machine, the key to longevity and efficiency is routine maintenance. Your water heater is no different. To keep major problems at bay, and to ensure your water heater works reliably for many years, follow these tips to maintain it.
- Flush the tank to clear out sediment buildup
- Insulate to increase efficiency and reduce stress
- Check the anode rod for corrosion and replace if needed
- Call a professional for hot water heater maintenance at least once a year
You can improve the air quality in your home with an air purifier.
Replacing vs. Repairing Your Hot Water Heater: Which Is Best?
Getting a hot water tank replacement is something most of us would rather avoid; it’s a hassle, and it can be expensive. That’s why we’d rather repair things rather than replace them. However, sometimes, replacing makes better sense, and here’s when:
- If your water heater is over 15 years old, you’re better getting a new one
- If the repairs to your current heater are getting to be too costly and frequent
- If the repair to your water heater will be more than half the cost of a new unit