Throughout the year, water heaters provide a service and level of comfort to their owners on a daily basis. With this much use it is expected that, over time, maintenance will be required. Flushing and draining is all that is needed to take care of your water heater, whether it is tankless or not. Luckily, this is simple to do all on your own. Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, A/C, and Electric has some advice to make this process as simple as changing your sheets.

With a water tank, simply changing the water once or twice a year can help you avoid costly repairs, replacements, or electricity bills. With Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, A/C, and Electric’s step-by-step guide, you can have the confidence to achieve this on your own. Despite the step-by-step guides, if you feel any apprehension about completing these tasks yourself, do not hesitate to reach out to Affordable Service to book an appointment.

Without routine maintenance, water heater tanks can become filled with debris and sediment buildup. Living in New Mexico, our water is hard, making it fundamental to perform draining to prevent an excess of mineral build-up.

If the draining does not occur, build-up can eventually lead to costly damage or even a shortened lifespan of your tank. As efficiency decreases, more power must go into the machine, leading to a spike in your monthly electricity payments.

You may be saying “Well I updated my tank to tankless, is there still a concern for maintenance?” The answer would be yes. Though there isn’t a tank attached, the water still must flow through a system of valves. These valves can develop build-up, just like the interior of a water tank. In order to maintain a tankless heater’s efficiency, one can flush the valves with an approved cleaning solution. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations in your owner’s manual.

If you do not have a tankless water heater but are curious if transitioning to a tankless system would be the right choice for you, consult Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, A/C, and Cooling’s comparison guide and call for an estimate today!