Better performing heating
The more foreign matter settles at the bottom of the water heater tank or builds up on the electrodes of an electric water heater, the more time it takes to heat the water to the desired temperature. This could lead to issues with not having enough hot water. You can restore the efficiency of your water heater with a straightforward water heater flush.
More efficient water heater
The harder it is for the heating element to transfer heat to the water, the more energy will have to be consumed to heat your water. That means higher utility costs. You may also end up spending more time (and money) on repairs as your various parts fall victim to corrosive scale deposits or clogging sediments. Flushing your water heater can help reduce costs substantially.
Increase the lifespan of your water heater
Scale build-up contributes to water heater failure in two ways. First, in an electric water heater, the scale can cause the electrodes to fail prematurely, in which case you won’t have any hot water. Secondly scale buildup becomes an insulator between the heat source and the water causing the system to struggle to meat the desired temperature and increase the wear.
Signs to have your system flushed
Often, when water heaters begin to pop, crackle, or bang, the culprit is scale buildup. Be wary if the noises suddenly seem to disappear, as what has occurred is that the layer of scale in the tank has solidified so much that water can no longer easily pass through it.
How often to have your water heater flushed
The minerals in the incoming water tend to enhance how frequently the scale in your water heater increases, along with how hot the water is kept and the amount of incoming water. As a consequence, it’s impossible to make general recommendations about the frequency of flushing and descaling your water heater. If you have hard water then it is important to have your system flushed more regularly.
Contact your local professionals at Dyer’s to get more information and to schedule a time to have your water heater inspected.