Belmont Water Heaters
Like your air conditioner, your water heater is the neglected heart of your house. When everything functions properly, there is never a need for thought. On a busy Monday morning when the water is cold, though, you suddenly recall that long-forgotten appliance that you have been neglecting because you have a “if it ain’t busted, don’t fix it” mentality. This is a common way of thinking, however by maintaining your appliance, you can increase its lifespan from 15 to even 20 years. Like a car, a water heater needs to be maintained. Although the water heater needs to be flushed, the car requires an oil change. Belmont water heaters’ potential for life can be considerably increased by performing a straightforward annual drain. After years of water flow through the device, silt will start to accumulate. After years of usage, sediment/debris from the water settles on the bottom of the heater, making it more difficult for the heater to heat the water, using more energy with less benefit. Imagine trying to boil water with a plate between the pot and the burner; it would take a lot longer and use more energy to get the water to boil. Most of the units we remove from Belmont are covered with this sediment, particularly in Belmont, North Carolina, where hard water is a major problem. In spite of the size and potential difficulty of servicing it, you will undoubtedly end up saving more money and extending the lifespan of your water heater.
A water heater should be repaired if it is between 8 and 10 years old, on average. While growing older may be equivalent to wasting money. A neglected water heater can develop numerous problems and become uneconomical to repair. Nonetheless, for the majority of typical problems, repairs are advised if routinely cleaned. Flushing your water heater extends both its life and improves the effectiveness of the appliance. There will be less trouble overall and less effort required to heat the water. Typical water heater problems are usually caused by infrequent maintenance. After two years, the burner assembly will require cleaning. Every year, the heater itself needs to be cleansed. These minor adjustments are both inexpensive and simple ways to maintain a vehicle and assist to avoid larger problems in the future. The typical homeowner can easily flush their own furnace. A normal unit typically lasts between 10 and 15 years. The lifespan of a tankless unit, however, is 20 years or even more. While being more challenging to install, it offers assurance regarding numerous problems that water heaters currently have. We usually advise switching your traditional tank water heaters for tankless models because they last longer, consume less energy, are WIFI compatible for your techies, and provide an endless supply of hot water. This means you won’t ever have to worry about the tank running out again, whether you’re single or have 20 kids. You never again have to wait for hot water because it is heated instantaneously as it flows through the heater. Learn more about Tankless Water Heaters.
Maintenance for a longer lifespan
There are a few things you can do to allow for the standard water heater to reach upwards of 15 – 20 years, these methods include:
- Belmont water heater flushing reduces the accumulation of dirt and improves fuel efficiency. Future tank leaks will also be less likely thanks to this. Typically, sediment collects in the bottom of the unit. It can gradually eat away at your tank’s interior, leading to tiny holes that leak into your house. The bases of water heaters have totally eaten through in some extremely extreme cases, flooding homes. Repairing a water heater leak that compromises the structural integrity of your house is not an inexpensive proposition.
- The water pressure can be reduced to a maximum of 80 PSI by adding a PRV, or pressure reducing valve. This relieves stress on all of the home’s fixtures. The little drips you notice in your faucets and showers are caused by fixtures holding water that is pressurized above 80 PSI. Because they are not constantly holding back high water pressure, doing this extends the life of these fixtures. One of the main reasons for leaks in most homes is water pressure.
- Each system should have an expansion tank, which is both a fantastic bonus and need. The N.C. Plumbing Code mandates that this be installed on all brand-new tank heaters. This little pressurized tank lessens water hammer and thermal expansion. When water is heated, the water molecules split from one another and expand due to thermal expansion. The expansion tank absorbs the added strain on the system, lowering system pressure throughout. The tank will force the water back into the system once thermal expansion has subsided.
- You may believe your water is safe to drink, but have you seen white spots on your dishes? If so, consider installing a water filtering system. Or even the toilet’s black rim? These are typical indications of “hard water,” I guess. By eliminating this “hard water,” you may reduce the accumulation of sediment in your tank and increase the longevity of all of your fixtures. Similar to how silt does, hard water can have an impact on the tank of your heater. producing leaks and eating away the tank’s interior, creating an issue that calls for a plumber. Learn more about Filters.
- The most economical choice for maintenance is to perform it yourself. Although the procedure is straightforward, it effectively keeps your heater running. Your heater must be totally drained down for maintenance. As a result, the heater’s bottom is cleared of silt. Mostly used with gas water heaters, the second stage. The bottom cover plate must be removed in order to clean the burner assembly, which also includes the surrounding area. You could enroll in one of our plans as well. We have a Superior Service Agreement. In addition to evaluating every other fixture in your home, this will require us to come out twice a year to maintain your unit. Learn more about our Service Agreements.
You don’t want to have to call an emergency plumber so give us a call and we can come service your Belmont water heaters. Call us at (704) 813-2888 or book online! Superior Plumbing and Drains, LLC is located in Gastonia, NC.
“Folks at Superior Plumbing do a great job and have a excellent attention to detail. Holden does good quality work and is a great communicator in an engagement. I’d highly recommend the company.” – Christopher Christy
“Our toilet was overflowing, and we reached out to Superior Plumbing to help us. Que came out first thing and got it done. He was very professional and did a great job. This might just be me, but one other thing I really liked was that he left the bathroom clean. Thank you so much for the quick response and thank you Que for everything.” – Himani Sharma
“I was looking for a plumber so I gave Superior Plumbing and Drains a call and I’m happy I did. The office staff was great and Que, the plumber they sent, was more than I could ask for. He was on time, knowledgeable and gave me a good deal. I will be using them for future projects.” – Kimberly Dawson