Water heaters often work perfectly for a decade or more without any care, so they’re easy to neglect.
But a few minutes of TLC once a year pays off by extending the tank’s life span and maintaining your water heater’s efficiency and safety.
1. Proper installation of your new water heater is vital. Be sure your unit was tested for the proper pressure and that a thermal expansion control was installed, and unit is up to city code.
2. Maintenance is also an important factor during the first 6 years. This maintenance should include replacing the Anode Rod and checking for correct pressure. Checking the thermal expansion control, and the Temperature Relief Valve. It may require a Dip Tube check as well.
3. If possible, soften hard-water upstream of the water heater.