Your hot water heater is one of the most important, yet most overlooked, appliances in your home. Most people don’t give a second thought to their water heater until they find themselves unwillingly taking a cold shower. However, the discomfort of a cold shower is not the only risk you run if you decide to neglect regular hot water heater maintenance. Taking care of your water heater will get you about 10 – 15 years of faithful service from it, but just leaving it to the ravages of time and use can lead to high repair costs and unhealthy living conditions.
Making sure your water heater stays in optimal condition will not only prevent the messy leaks that can allow mold to grow, but it can also save you a lot of money on your energy bill every month. Modern water heaters are designed to run efficiently, but they need a little care from you. Take care of your water heater and it will take care of you.