Schererville Hot Water Heaters
Imagine a situation where you wake up in the morning, 15 minutes after your alarm was supposed to go off. In a panic about being late, you rush to the bathroom, turn on the shower, and hop in. However, rather than being met with the steaming warmth you were expecting, the water is ice cold. You fiddle with the knob, but nothing happens – the water continues to remain at a freezing temperature. Now imagine it is wintertime.
For most people, the situation described above is the perfect start to a terrible day. But the situation is also completely avoidable; with routine hot water heater maintenance, servicing, and repair, you will never have to worry about a waking up to no hot water.
The Importance of Hot Water Heater Maintenance
Maintaining your hot water heater is one of the most important things that you can do as a homeowner. Some basic water heater maintenance steps include:
- Testing the TPR value;
- Draining the tank;
- Washing out any sediment;
- Adjusting the temperature (lowering the temperature by just a few degrees can save you a lot of money over the course of a year);
- Insulate your water heater pipes; and
- Insulate the hot water heater.
Doing the above steps not only improves the hot water heater’s longevity and reduces the risk of repair, but it also makes your water heater operate more efficiently, saving you money in the long run.
If you aren’t familiar with the maintenance tips above, don’t worry – our professional team at Van Druenen Heating and Air Conditioning knows everything there is to know about hot water heaters, hot water heater maintenance, and more.
Annual Repairs and Servicing
Even if you are performing basic maintenance on your water heater sans a professional, it is still a good idea have your water heater serviced on an annual basis. A total and complete tune-up can extend the life of your water heater.
Do I Need a New Water Heater?
If your water heater is more than a decade old, it may be time to replace it. Some signs of a water heater that is in serious need of repair or replacement include: muddy water/sediment in the bottom of the tank; a metallic smell coming from the water; visible water leaks; rusty/discolored water coming out of your faucet; and no hot water.
Solving All Your Water Heater Problems
A broken water heater can be a major inconvenience. Luckily, you have the ability to catch the problem before it happens. At Van Drunen Heating and Air Conditioning, we can help you with basic maintenance and annual inspections, as well as total hot water heater replacement in the event of an emergency.
Our water heater experts have been serving Schererville, Indiana and surrounding areas for five decades, and are committed to superior customer service and continuing education. We have seen and experienced every water heater problem you could possible imagine! Contact us today at 708-339-6444 for a free quote.