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How to Improve the Performance and Longevity of a Water Heater

Over time, minerals suspended in your incoming household water supply can settle to the bottom of your water heater and build-up quite an accumulation. The sediment is made up of any solid material that does not dissolve in water such as sand or any other stuff that has made its way into the municipal water system.


When sediment accumulates in the water heater, it inhibits the effectiveness of the bottom burners in gas water heaters. The accumulated layer of deposits will act as an insulation blanket, cutting down the burner’s efficiency, increasing energy costs and, in some cases, may lead to premature failure of the tank itself.


Sediment can also get stirred up by incoming water and carried to faucet aerators, shower-heads and washing machine filters. It can clog these fittings causing stuttering, spurting and, in some cases, severe restriction of water flow and complicated clogging problems.


Premier Heating recommends that you drain your home’s water heater at least once a year. If you live in an area with water that is high in mineral content, it is recommended that you drain your heater twice a year. Draining the water heater from the particulate debris and sediment will restore your heater to as good as new. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to speak with one of our specialists. 519-245-5945

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