Skip navigation

Bayonet Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

Risks of Skipping Water Heater Maintenance

Residential Water Heater

If you’ve been skipping out on the water heater maintenance, you are putting your water heater at risk. The good news is that it’s not too late to schedule an appointment with our team and get back on track with water heater care. In addition to checking your water heater over ourselves, we can also offer tips for homeowner water heater maintenance steps.

Water heater maintenance provides many benefits. Not only does it keep your water heater operating at peak efficiency, but it’s also an investment in the longevity of your water heater’s lifespan. If you’ve never had a tune-up for your water heater or you know it’s overdue, just give us a call to schedule water heater maintenance in Orlando, FL. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about why your water heater needs maintenance and what steps you can take to care of the system whether it is a tank or tankless model.

Lack of Efficiency

Skipping out on water heater maintenance can mean that your unit loses efficiency. This is true of both tank and tankless models. Maintenance is an opportunity for our team to make sure that everything is working the way it should in your water heater. As time passes, components on your water heater can become loose or wear out. Hard water deposits also interfere with your water heater’s performance. We can address this during a maintenance visit.

As a result, your water heater has to consume more energy to produce the same level of hot water that you are used to. Regular maintenance allows our team the opportunity to tune up your water heater and make small adjustments that keep it operating efficiently. When components need to be replaced, like the anode rod every three to five years, we can complete that task in a timely manner.

Shortened Lifespan

Skipping out on maintenance means the problems go unaddressed. There may be problems that you don’t even realize or happening inside your water heater. After all, some problems are quiet if not completely silent. 

You may not realize that something is wrong until it’s too late. Annual water heater checkups mean that you’ll stay ahead of problems and prevent them from becoming major repair needs. After all, some issues can leave lasting damage in your water heater that shortens its lifespan. And the last thing you want is to have to replace your water heater before its expected lifespan.

Unexpected Repairs

Keeping up with maintenance helps you avoid unexpected and expensive repairs. This is because you’re keeping up with its needs and addressing them while they are smaller. If your water heater breaks down completely, that means that something serious has gone wrong. 

The repair may be more involved and ultimately more expensive to complete. It’s easy to think that you’re saving money by skipping out on maintenance, but the reality is that you’ll just spend more later on repairs. In fact, maintenance more than pays for itself down the line.

Contact Bayonet Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule water heater maintenance in Orlando, FL today!

Comments are closed.